Trump endorses Mitt Romney's bid for Senate seat

Feb 20, 2018, 20:16
Trump endorses Mitt Romney's bid for Senate seat

President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney dine at Jean Georges restaurant, on November 29, 2016 in New York City.

"He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president", Romney said.

The former MA governor announced on February 16 that he would run for the Senate seat.

Romney's designs on the Utah seat were known well before he announced last week.

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President Donald Trump and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney set aside their differences on Twitter Monday evening, when the President tweeted a "full support" endorsement of the Republican Utah Senate candidate and Romney embraced the backing.

Trump has not always been so positive about Romney: in 2016 he taunted him for "choking like a dog" over the former MA governor's failed presidential bid against Barack Obama in 2012.

Some of that tension appeared to wane after reports that Trump was considering Romney to be his secretary of state, but the president has reportedly remained wary of Romney's allegiances and lobbied heavily for Hatch to run for re-election rather than retire. "And on Utah's Capitol Hill, people treat one another with respect", said Romney.

Freshman student Cienna Dorny signed Romney's petition and snapped a picture on her iPhone of her posing with the candidate.

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Republican Mitt Romney is trying for a political comeback as he launches a Senate campaign in Utah.

Hours after making his campaign announcement early Friday, Romney filed paperwork with Utah's elections office allowing him to start collecting the signatures of 28,000 registered Republicans to earn a spot on a June primary ballot. The longtime Republican senator is retiring. There's much to be learned from this president.

Romney responded to the tweeted endorsement, saying he appreciated the president's support.

In his announcement, and in a video, Romney, 70, touted his leadership of the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, his tenure as MA governor, his degree from Brigham Young University and his 24 grandchildren.

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McConnell lauded Romney, the former MA governor and 2012 presidential candidate, as an instantly respected junior senator.

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