This Never Trumper may try to steal a Senate seat from Utah

First it was Corker, then Flake.

Establishment Republican Senators up for re-election are quickly bowing out.

Now rumors are Orrin Hatch is headed for the exits, and you’ll never guess who wants to replace him.



Mitt Romney.

The former Massachusetts Governor is the establishment’s choice to replace Hatch, though he still would have to move to Utah first.

While Hatch’s staff refused to confirm the report he’s retiring, saying instead that he’s “focused on leading the Senate’s efforts,” they did not outright deny the rumors.

Orrin Hatch will be 84 in March.

Matthew Boyle at Breitbart notes:

If Romney does end up running after Hatch bows out as expected, Utah is likely to become the site of one of the most vicious GOP senatorial primaries in history. That is because Romney’s carpet-bagging—and all his establishment ties and financial dealings and more—will become a center-stage issue, and Romney will face a meat-grinding from the right unlike anything he has ever felt before. Romney, a top Never Trumper who in 2016 vociferously attacked Trump toward the end of the GOP primaries and consistently tried to undermine the president all the way through the general election, will face a new, more sophisticated, more organized conservative movement unlike anything he faced when he ran for president in 2012. Romney tried to make nice with Trump after the election when Trump trounced Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, but most conservatives and Republicans party-wide do not forgive Romney for his transgressions against the party.

Boyle is likely not overstating how vicious the primary would be.

Boyd Matheson, Senator Mike Lee’s former Chief of Staff is widely expected to run for Hatch’s seat, if he does indeed retire.



Boyle continues:

President Trump’s general election deputy campaign manager Dave Bossie—the president of Citizens United—is quoted as saying Matheson will have the full backing of conservatives in Utah and nationally, something Romney will not enjoy this time around if he is willing to throw his name in the ring.

“He is going to be the consensus conservative candidate among all the outside groups and will have a lot of the financial support that’s out there,” Bossie said of Matheson in Utah.

What do you think about Mitt Romney’s scheme to make himself “relevant” again?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments (especially if you’re from Utah!).

21 Comments

  1. I believed in Romney, but now what he has done to our President is unforgiveable. Shame on you Mitt Romney.

  2. Romney is a candidate to be Dictator, not President. He is used to having his way no matter who it harms. To even allow him to run would be a discredit to our political system, and a insult to the voting population. Romney should stay in Mass where people know him for what he is!

  3. MR.ROMNEY IS NOTHING MORE THAN A PSUEDO REPUBLICAN …A TRUE RINO TO THE Nth DEGREE! … I DO NOT THINK HE WAS “LIKED” BY THE VOTERS OF MASSACHUSETTS… IT WAS A FLUKE HE GOT TO BE GOVERNOR … HE SHOULD STAY IN MASSACHUSETTS AND NOT MOVE TO UTAH … HE WILL JUST BE “POLLUTING” THE BEAUTIFUL STATE OF UTAH!

  4. No more Rinos! Romney, who I once respected,
    whored himself out
    To buy an election.
    No respect. He is 100% a liberal.

    For the RINO!

  5. Romney belongs in the outhouse, not the White House. He has demonstrated his treason against the Republican Party.

  6. Romney is a complete a..hole, keep him out of Utah. What he has done to Trump, we don’t need him and we don’t want him in the government. He would not be good for President Trump or our country. Stay out of Utah Mr. Romney, we don’t want you in Utah. AMEN!!!!!!!!

  7. “Relevant again”? He was never relevant. His disastrous Obamacare-like health care system in MA was a total failure. He’s not even a good Mormon!

  8. I feel like the rest of the people in Utah. Romney has NO support here after the way he has treated President Trump. I would vote for my DEAD father before I would vote for Romney. Stay in Mass. is my advice. Politics is not your bag anymore.

  9. Hatch has been very popular in Utah. Can’t say exactly why. But it is time for him to retire. Don’t know what Romney’s chances are. But he would not be a good choice.

  10. He disappeared during his Presidential Election. I kept thinking where is Romney. But, I found out he is one of the Elites and against Americans. I will vote “NO” on everything he does. After what he did to Trump, I would never trust the man on anything. I think he’s an idiot to even think he could win.

  11. I was a great believer in Romney in the past, but not anymore, after I saw how he treated our party’s nominee and now our President. I think Mitt Romney should stay in Mass!!

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