Romney Pushes Back Senate Announcement After Florida Shooting


Mitt Romney, the former Governor of MA, 2012 Republican presidential nominee, and wealthy businessman, is reportedly preparing to announce his formal campaign to be the next US Senator from Utah.

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he's postponing an announcement planned for Thursday about Utah's Senate race because of the deadly school shooting in Florida.

"Out of respect for the victims and their families, I will not be making an announcement tomorrow about the Senate race", he tweeted. "(He) understands that the president is the leader of the ...

"I regret that my comments about potential Senatorial candidate, Mitt Romney, came across as disparaging and unsupportive", Anderson said in a statement.

What happened: Romney took leave from his private equity firm to challenge Ted Kennedy for the MA seat that the Democrat held at that point for more than three decades.

"I think he's keeping out candidates that I think would be a better fit for Utah because, let's face it, Mitt Romney doesn't live here, his kids weren't born here, he doesn't shop here", Rob Anderson said in an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune.

Clinton was elected as a senator from NY in 2000, despite not having lived in the state. Having turned down repeated requests for national media appearances in recent days, Romney is carefully designing his campaign launch to avoid media questions about Trump.

A Friday speech in Provo, Utah, at a GOP fundraiser, is also scheduled. He became a resident of Utah in 2013 and owns a mansion in Holladay.

"Jenny has not only been in Utah, she's lived here her entire life", Escamilla said, joking during the Senate availability about whether Romney was calling lawmakers from a MA phone number.

Romney, a wealthy former governor of MA, has homes in Utah and California.

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"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.

Mr. Romney, a Mormon, won more than 72 percent of the vote in Utah in the 2012 election.

"I was impressed with the fact he was reaching out for my input", said Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams, R-Layton, who wasn't able to answer his phone when Romney called because he was presenting a bill on the floor. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who announced in January that he would not seek reelection this year, has done so for months.

Hughes, a strong Trump supporter, earlier said that in a conversation last fall Romney expressed a "strong desire" to work with Trump to get things done.

More often, these associates privately compare Romney to Sen. "People who hate Donald Trump and expect Mitt Romney to go after him in a cage match are going to be disappointed, and the people who hate Mitt Romney and want the president to go after him in a cage match are going to be disappointed". "I think people will be surprised, and it will be refreshing how accessible Mitt is to the people of Utah".

Foreign policy is one area where Romney could clash with Trump and join the ranks of Sen. John McCain swept more states.

Romney a carpetbagger who is out of touch with the state's conservative voters and at odds with the party's leader, President Trump.

"The governor believes America can not be withdrawn on the world stage", Williams said. He also hired Salt Lake-based Y2 Analytics as his polling firm. Doug Jones, D-Ala., would bring attention to her candidacy in a ruby-red state.

What happened: Romney regrouped after his 2008 campaign and re-emerged as a front-runner in the 2012 Republican presidential race.