Could Mitt Romney Be Returning To Politics? GOP Senator Drops HUGE Hint…

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Mitt Romney speaks to reporters after dining with President-elect Donald Trump at Jean Georges restaurant, November 29, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The two-time presidential candidate didn’t end up getting the job but that doesn’t mean his political ambitions are over.

It looks like Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, who is planning to run for re-election at age 83, would be willing to retire instead if Mitt Romney could take his seat.

From Washington Examiner:

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch said he would be open to step aside and not run for re-election in 2018 if a candidate like Mitt Romney were to run for his position in his stead.

In an interview with National Journal, the Republican senator who has been in office since 1976 said he “might very well consider” not campaigning for another term if an “outstanding person” were to run for his position.

Asked if he had any people in mind, Hatch replied: “Well, Mitt Romney would be perfect.” He added that he has reached out to Romney about the idea.

Interesting development.

Romney has previously declined to rule out running for the Senate.

23 COMMENTS

  1. Hatch has always been a snake, but the no-name rino slugs that ran against him were no better.
    romney is just another snake and these jerks in utah would prob elect the sob…….
    to bad he, mccain and liney don’t all fall into a sausage grinder and are never heard or seen again

  2. The whole Senate AND House of Reps ought to be replaced with new blood–the long time CAREER politicians are the problem. New blood ought to be elected, and new restrictions on lobbiests be put in place.

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