Sunday, October 29, 2017

Atlantic Reports That Hatch Will Retire and Romney Will Likely Run

Romney's popularity in Utah would make him less vulnerable to a far-right challenger than other candidates.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, Congress’s longest-serving member, is privately planning to retire at the end of his term, according to a report from the Atlantic on Friday.
The Atlantic also reported that if Hatch retires, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will likely run to replace him. From the story:
Sources close to both men said plans have already been set in motion for Hatch to retire and for Romney to run, but they cautioned that the timing of the announcements have not yet been finalized, and that either man could still change his mind. They spoke on condition of anonymity, because the plans are not yet public, and the subject is sensitive to Hatch. Already, though, the expected developments are reshaping the state’s political landscape.
Derek Miller, the CEO of Utah’s World Trade Center who said he was exploring a bid for the seat earlier this year, said the plan for Romney to run had been “reported to me as a ‘done deal.’” He added, “if Romney runs, I will fully support him.”
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1 comment:

cimbri said...

Definitely preferable to Mike Lee.