Ex-adviser thinks Romney will run for Senate

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Ex-adviser thinks Romney will run for Senate

September 27, 2020 | News | No Comments

A former senior adviser to Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyMilley discussed resigning from post after Trump photo-op: report Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names Attorney says 75-year-old man shoved by Buffalo police suffered brain injury MORE said Tuesday that he believes the former GOP presidential candidate will launch a Senate bid in Utah, fueling speculation that he could vie to replace Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchBottom line Bottom line Bottom line MORE (R) this year. 

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In an interview on CNN’s “New Day,” the adviser, Kevin Madden, conceded that he did not have any “inside information” on Romney’s plans, but noted that if the former Massachusetts governor wanted to dispel rumors of his candidacy, he would have done so.

Asked if Romney is running for the Senate seat, Madden replied: “I think he very much is.”


“I do think that if a rumor like this got out and Mitt Romney wanted to stop it, he could have,” Madden said. “And so far, since he hasn’t, I think he’s leaning toward running.”

Madden’s comments came after The New York Times reported on Sunday that Romney had sent a text message to a friend confirming that he is, in fact, planning to run for the Senate seat.

Hatch, the longest-serving Republican currently in the Senate, announced earlier this month that he would step down from the seat he has held since 1977. 

That announcement spurred immediate chatter that Romney could run for the seat. If he entered the race and won, it would install one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s most vocal Republican critics in a Senate in which Republicans hold a narrow majority.

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