Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts (2003-2007), also the 2012 Republican Party nominee for President, is running for the U.S. Senate. The seat in question has been Orrin Hatch’s (R-Utah) for the last 41 years.
The Republican Party remains a majority in the U.S. Senate only by the barest of margins, 51-49 after the recent Alabama special election. If Governor Romney does get the nomination of the Republican Party in Utah, President Trump will face a difficult choice: endorse a Republican who was an outspoken opponent of his nomination for the Presidency in 2016, and who will likely cause him further intra-party difficulties if given the platform a seat in the U.S Senate implies, or refrain from endorsing at the risk of turning over control of the Senate to the Democrats.
The Thing to Know:
Romney, in 2016, asked voters to consider the following Trumpian qualities: “the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, [and] the absurd third grade theatrics.”