Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney Hails Endorsement From Glorious Leader

NPR reports: The strained – and often strange — relationship between President Trump and Mitt Romney just added another layer of complexity: In a tweet on Monday, the president endorsed Romney to fill the U.S. Senate seat left open by the retirement of Utah’s Orrin Hatch. In a famously scathing speech delivered in the midst of the presidential campaign in ...

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UTAH: Mitt Romney Unveils US Senate Bid [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: 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 ...

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UTAH: AP Confirms US Senate Bid By Mitt Romney

The Associated Press reports: Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will announce Thursday that he’s running for the Utah Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, three people with direct knowledge of the plan confirmed Wednesday. He’ll be a heavy favorite to keep the seat in Republican hands. The 70-year-old Romney, once a harsh critic of President Donald Trump, will ...

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Romney Being Pitched For A GOP Leadership Slot

The Atlantic reports: Mitt Romney hasn’t even officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate, yet Republican leadership is already seeing stars. According to a Republican donor with direct knowledge, Senate GOP leaders have expressed an early interest in having Romney succeed Colorado Senator Cory Gardner as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The role involves leading the Senate GOP’s ...

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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 ...

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REPORT: Romney To Unveil Senate Bid Next Week

Utah Policy reports: Sources close to Mitt Romney tell us that the former GOP presidential nominee will announce next week that he is running for the U.S. Senate this year. Romney will gather the 28,000 required signatures from registered GOP voters to ensure he gets on the late-June Republican Party primary ballot, assuming other Republicans will file to run for ...

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Romney Blasts Trump For Racist “Shithole” Comment

The Hill reports: Mitt Romney tore on Monday into President Trump for reportedly referring to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.” “The poverty of an aspiring immigrant’s nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race,” Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee who is reportedly considering a Senate run in Utah, tweeted. Romney has in the past been a ...

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Romney Treated For Prostate Cancer, Prognosis Good

CNN reports: Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer over the summer, a source close to Romney told CNN Monday. “He was treated surgically by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital in California,” the source said. “His prognosis is good; he was successfully treated.” The source did not provide additional details. Romney, the 70-year-old former ...

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BREAKING: Orrin Hatch To Retire From Senate

The New York Times reports: Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Senate Republican, plans to announce on Tuesday he will retire at the end of the year, rebuffing the pleas of President Trump to seek an eighth term and paving the way for Mitt Romney to run for the seat. Mr. Hatch intends to announce his decision Tuesday ...

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Trump Had RNC Chair Drop “Romney” From Name

The Washington Post reports: Before Ronna Romney McDaniel took over as Republican National Committee chairwoman earlier this year, President Trump had a request: Would she be willing to stop using her middle name publicly? Trump followed up by saying in a lighthearted way that McDaniel, the niece of Mitt Romney, could do what she wanted, according to two people familiar ...

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UTAH: GOP Gov. Gary Herbert Denounces “Anti-Mormon Bigot” Steve Bannon For Attack On Mitt Romney

The Deseret News reports: Gov. Gary Herbert slammed Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, as a “Mormon bigot” Wednesday after Bannon accused Mitt Romney of hiding behind his LDS faith to avoid serving in Vietnam. The governor called it “a low blow because of politics” that was disappointing. “This smacks of good old-fashioned Mormon bigotry. I think ...

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Bannon Attacks Mitt Romney For Draft Dodging: You Hid Behind Your Religion While Soldiers Died In Vietnam

CNBC reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon ripped into one-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his lack of military service during the Vietnam War in response to Romney’s denunciation of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. “By the way, Mitt, while we’re on the subject of Vietnam and honor and integrity, you avoided service, brother,” Bannon told a crowd ...

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Mitt Romney’s 2018 Senate Bid Gets More Likely

Politico reports: Utah Republican Boyd Matheson is forgoing a 2018 Senate campaign, a decision that further opens the door for Mitt Romney to run. Matheson, a former chief of staff to Utah Sen. Mike Lee and the president of the conservative Sutherland Institute think tank, announced on Monday that he would not run for the seat currently held by longtime ...

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REPORT: Mitt Romney Mulls 2018 Senate Bid

Talking Points Memo reports: Alarmed by President Trump and the shrinking faction of Republicans willing and able to stand up to him, Mitt Romney is seriously considering one more run for public office. Sources close to Romney tell TPM that he’s leaning toward a run if Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) decides to retire, a move that sources close to Hatch ...

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Mitt Romney Unleashes: Trump Must Apologize For “Causing Racists To Rejoice And Minorities To Weep”

Posted this morning to Mitt Romney’s Facebook page: I will dispense for now from discussion of the moral character of the president’s Charlottesville statements. Whether he intended to or not, what he communicated caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the vast heart of America to mourn. His apologists strain to explain that he didn’t mean what we heard. ...

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ROMNEY BUST: Sen. Orrin Hatch Vows To Bid For Eighth Term Because “Trump Is All Over Me To Run Again”

The Hill reports: Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah), the most senior GOP senator, said on Monday that he is currently planning on running for an eighth Senate term. “I fully intend to run again, but I’m going to take time and think it over and make up my mind on that, but right now, yes, I’m going to run,” Hatch told ...

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McConnell Talks To Romney About 2018 Senate Bid

Politico reports: Mitch McConnell said Friday that he has talked with Mitt Romney about running for the Utah Senate seat now held by Orrin Hatch. But the Senate majority leader made clear that Hatch would have his full support for any reelection bid. Hatch is leaving only the tiniest window to opt out of running for a new six-year term ...

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UTAH: Mitt Romney Ponders 2018 Senate Bid

The Atlantic reports: Republican leaders and high-powered donors in Utah are waging a quiet but concerted campaign to convince 83-year-old incumbent Senator Orrin Hatch not to seek reelection next year—and now, they may have found a successor. Mitt Romney, the one-time presidential nominee and leading Trump critic, is exploring a run for Hatch’s Senate seat. According to six sources familiar ...

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Trump Narrows Secretary Of State Field To Four In Celebrity Apprentice: White House Elimination Round

The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump has narrowed the field of contenders for secretary of State to four candidates, his transition team said today. Spokesman Jason Miller confirmed that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) are still under consideration. Miller would not reveal the names of the other two contenders, but ...

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Romney Comes Away From Grovel Dinner Impressed With Trump’s “Vision And Message Of Inclusion”

NPR reports: President-elect Donald Trump and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney continued their awkward reconciliation on Tuesday, dining together as Trump weighs whether to pick one of his onetime fiercest critics to lead the State Department. As Romney lobbies for the job, he made his starkest remarks yet unequivocally praising the incoming president as someone who “can lead us ...

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