Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is set to re-enter the political arena this week; announcing his plans to run for the US Senate in Utah following a brief hiatus after his 2012 defeat to then-President Barack Obama.
The former Governor of Massachusetts hinted at his possible bid on social media earlier this month, saying “Looking forward to making an announcement on February 15th about the Utah Senate race.”
Looking forward to making an announcement on February 15th about the Utah Senate race. https://t.co/OLXWZWREEK
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 1, 2018
Romney’s high-approval rating in Utah and widespread popularity throughout the state should set the stage for an easy primary and general election; sending the former presidential hopeful back to nation’s capital.
If elected, Romney’s ongoing feud with President Trump is sure to gain further national attention as the GOP looks to maintain control of both Houses of the US Congress. The former Governor is an outspoken critic of Trump, and has routinely called the Commander-in-Chief a “phony” and a “fraud.”