Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, will run for Senate in Utah, he said Friday. Romney announced his campaign in a video message.
“I have decided to run for United States Senate because I believe I can help bring Utah’s values and Utah’s lessons to Washington,” he said. “Utah is a better model for Washington than Washington is for Utah.”
The 2012 Republican presidential nominee will aim to replace 83-year-old Sen. Orrin Hatch in November’s election. The longtime senator announced his retirement in January even as Trump pushed him to run again.
In the clip, Romney also slams Trump on immigration without naming him.
I am running for United States Senate to serve the people of Utah and bring Utah’s values to Washington. pic.twitter.com/TDkas6gD2p
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 16, 2018