Romney, who also posted a video clip of his announcement, is running for a seat now held by Republican Orrin Hatch, who in early January announced his retirement against the urgings of Trump.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be on a ballot again as he made official his run for a soon-to-be vacant Senate seat in Utah. "Utah's economic and political success is a model for our nation; I am ready to fight for this great state and advocate for solutions that improve the lives of Utahns".
For his part, Mr. Trump has said Romney "choked like a dog" in his failed presidential bids in 2012 and four years earlier, when Romney lost the GOP nomination to Arizona Sen.
Mr Romney, 70, will be the heavy favourite for the Senate seat being opened by senator Orrin Hatch's retirement. Last year, less than a month after President Donald Trump took office, he stole the show with a speech that denounced the new president's refusal to condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Romney began his foray into the national spotlight in 1999 as the president and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics, successfully capturing for Utah the coveted games for the first time. A majority of Utahans belong to the Mormon faith. Hatch is one of Trump's most loyal supporters in the GOP, whereas Romney was one of his harshest Republican critics during the 2016 election. "No donor, no corporation will own my campaign or bias my vote".
'And let me put it very plainly, ' he said in March 2016. Romney is a devout Mormon, and there's a good chance that he'll play up his faith when he's trying to get into Washington; however, a reference to his Mormonism was noticeably absent from his campaign announcement. "I urged him to run because I think he is a once-in-a-generation public servant, and I have no doubt he'll represent our state and interests well".
The path to victory is expected to be a clear one for Romney, who is considered a sure bet to replace Hatch.
In another rebuke to Romney this week, Rob Anderson, the chairman of the Utah Republican Party, bluntly told the Salt Lake Tribune that he believed Romney's entry was preventing candidates who would be a better fit for Utah from entering the race. Early polling of the 2018 race has Romney sitting around 64 percent compared to likely Democratic nominee Jenny Wilson's 19 percent.
Romney originally signaled his intent to announce a Senate bid this Thursday in a tweet on February 1.
Friends of both Romney and McCain say Romney's willingness to jump back into the political arena provides them with another high-profile antagonist to Trump's America-first worldview. "Utah families deserve a Utahn as their senator, not a MA governor who thinks of our state as his vacation home".
Gibson cited the lack of consistent batting as the downfall this series. "In nearly every game their top three scored a hundred ". Talking about the game, Proteas coach Otis Gibson praised his bowlers but mentioned his disappointment with the team's batting.
Their trip to Edinburgh ended with a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for the Scottish Government's Year of Young People . The Prince and Meghan Markle stepped out in Edinburgh for their first Royal visit to the country north of England at lunchtime.
However, they did not significantly damage Purdue's NCAA Tournament resume in the eyes of the selection committee. The committee is no longer using RPI top 50, top 100, top 200, and 201 and above as five dividing categories.
When she proposes a welcome toast in the first episode, she admits in voiceover that her Cheshire cat smile is a facade. So maybe Manigault truly does regret her time in the White House and wants to turn over some shiny new leaf.
The US appreciates the "generous contributions" of coalition members over the past year but more is needed, Tillerson said. As a result of the implementation of projects Turkey will propose, many Iraqis will have jobs and be able to return home.
Penny Mordaunt , the Secretary of State for International Development, also accused Oxfam of a failure of "moral leadership'". The charity allowed staff members to resign from the organisation and seek new aid jobs elsewhere.
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News outlet AS claims big names such as Spain worldwide Isco , 25, will be axed in order to usher in a new era of Galaticos. There are many games. "I am happy you asked me so I can answer this". "These questions are common".
The expanded feature aims to take the hassle out of firing back replies in a range of popular messaging apps, including WhatsApp . The Reply software is able to suggest Smart Replies to questions like "Are you at the restaurant" and "When can you be home".
A Bengaluru-based tech start-up Emflux Motors unveiled India's first electric superbike dubbed as the Emflux One at the event. Startup, E-Vehicle and Technology was one of the key highlights at Expo this yearwhere in Emflux Motors launched Emflux One.
Police began asking for the public's assistance after attempting to serve a warrant at Moore's home on Monday afternoon. He was taken to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he was being held under a $100,000 bond, a report said.
A united front could be helpful in competing with the other ubiquitous digital helpers of today - Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. It also plans to offer more bundled deals for Nest and Google home devices, and may integrate Google accounts into the Nest app.
Shortly after the missile was sacked , forces then began demolishing the building with a bulldozer, reported Palestinian media. Ynet added that Israeli forces also arrested several Palestinians who have been accused of helping Jarrar hide.
The rapper first posted a photo of a card he gave his wife Kim Kardashian that read "Happy Valentine's Day Babe". West is known for doing random and surprising things, and his Instagram posting spree is no exception.
"It was really special to be back out here with Venus and we're so happy Team USA won today", Williams told reporters . The dead-rubber was supposed to be the feel-good, icing on the cake, but the Dutch players had other ideas.
On the front is a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor with f/2.2 aperture, AI-based Beautify 4.0 and LED selfie-light. The device comes with a hybrid SIM card slot and lets you choose between a secondary SIM card or a MicroSD card.
Chinese skier Lixin clocked in 46:01.9 to finish 51st while her teammate Chi Chunxue settled for the 55th in 46:39.0. Kalla has now equalled canoeist Agneta Andersson as the Swedish woman with the most Olympic gold medals, with three.
Before we eventually lose touch with New Horizons, it's hoped that it will tell us plenty more about the Kuiper Belt. The imager is one of seven instruments aboard the New Horizons spacecraft that reached Pluto in 2015.
Porter was unusually visible - in part because of his role in Trump's frequent signing-ceremony photo opportunities. As an assistant to the president, Porter was paid the top White House staff salary of $179,000.
In a letter to shareholders , Twitter indicated that improving its adtech stack will continue to be a focus throughout 2018. This is thanks to much higher ad engagement rates which were up 75% year-on-year while cost per engagement dropped 42%.
Will be interesting to see how Hardy wraps his tongue round this "protector" when the movie is released in October. Details on the plot have been scarce, and we don't know how the movie will exist inside its own universe.
The Nuggets acquire a veteran point guard in Devin Harris , playing in his 16th National Basketball Association season this year. They got a veteran point guard who has seen better days and will provide about the same production as Mudiay did for the team.
Luis Gutierrez said if his party's leaders back the deal without addressing immigration first, it would be "a complete betrayal". It also might approve crucial legislation to increase the government's borrowing limit to avoid possible default.