UTAH: Mitt Romney Teases US Senate Announcement

Mass Live reports:

Former Massachusetts Gov. W. Mitt Romney will reveal whether he will run for the U.S. Senate seat in two weeks. Romney tweeted on Thursday afternoon that he was “Looking forward to making an announcement on February 15th about the Utah Senate race.”

Those close to the 70-year-old former presidential candidate have said he is interested in running for the Utah Senate seat being vacated by Republican Orrin Hatch. Kem Gardner, a Utah developer and close friend of Romney’s, reportedly shared a Romney text message with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert saying, “I’m running.”

Trump had urged Hatch, 83, to seek re-election in November — a move some saw as a means of keeping Romney out of the Senate.