Mitt Romney will announce his run for Senate Thursday

Mitt Romney will announce his run for Senate Thursday

Mitt Romney will announce his run for Senate Thursday

Mitt Romney was expected to announce his run for Senate in Utah Thursday, however he announced Wednesday he will not make the announcement out of respect for the victims of the deadly school shooting.

"He's probably going to run for the Senate", Ron Kaufman, a senior adviser to Romney, told ABC News' "Powerhouse Politics Podcast" Wednesday, he added "He really does believe in service to the country".

"Looking forward to making an announcement on February 15th about the Utah Senate race", the 70-year-old businessman said in a Twitter post Feb. 1.

As for Trump, Jowers said the president on "several, maybe most issues", represents conservative Republican values. "He gets a free ride to the White House, and all we get is a lousy hat", Romney said in March referring to then-candidate Donald Trump.

'I don't know what happened to him, ' Trump said, who had previously mocked the ex-nominee for running 'one of the worst races in presidential history'.

The criticism sapped some of the energy Mr. Romney and his allies were trying to build around his bid for the seat of Sen.

Romney was elected governor of MA eight years later.

Mitt Romney will announce his run for Senate Thursday
Mitt Romney will announce his run for Senate Thursday

In Utah, Romney is remembered for turning around the scandal-plagued 2002 Winter Olympics. Later on Friday he is scheduled to speak at a Republican Party dinner in Provo, Utah. His remarks there will steer clear of Trump and focus on how Congress could learn from the conservative state, the people said.

Once Romney's in the Senate race, it's most definitely his to lose. When Donald Trump's candidacy gained strength, Romney urged Republicans not to support him, an effort that fizzled as the NY real estate magnate went on to win the nomination and the November election.

"I haven't heard a word from him", says Anderson.... Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, via social media tomorrow.

"He's already been putting the shoe leather in, getting around the state, and you can tell it'll be a Utah-centric campaign", Matheson said. And Romney fits that bill 100 percent in my opinion.

The Republican challenger attempted to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen.Edward M. Kennedy, who won re-election to a sixth full term.

If elected, Romney associates said he would operate in the Senate as an independent-minded lawmaker but would resist being labeled as a reliable Trump critic in the model of retiring Sen.

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