Mitt Romney will run for U.S. Senate in Utah, hoping to capture the seat of outgoing Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, who announced his retirement in January.
Romney, 70, the Republican presidential candidate in 2012 and the former governor of Massachusetts, made the announcement Friday morning on Twitter. In a two-minute video, he lauds the state for exporting more than it imports and balancing its budget, values and lessons he said belong in Washington.
I am running for United States Senate to serve the people of Utah and bring Utah's values to Washington. pic.twitter.com/TDkas6gD2p
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 16, 2018