Mitt Romney, Massachusetts’ 70th governor and a former two-time Republican presidential contender, definitely plans to make run for the U.S. Senate seat Utah’s Orrin Hatch is vacating in November, according to a close friend.
Kem Gardner, a prominent Utah developer and close friend of Romney’s, apparently shared a text message from the 70-year-old moderate, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, saying, “I’m running.”
According to The Boston Globe, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert pressed Gardner, saying “we need to find somebody else to run,” if Romney was going to ultimately demur after months of speculation from politicos.
The text message was shared by Gardner to quell Herbert.
Read more at masslive.com.