Report: Mitt Romney Will Run For Utah Senate Seat If Orrin Hatch Retires

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 15: Former Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney delivers remarks during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 15, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. The American conservative Union held its annual conference in the suburb of Washington, DC, to rally conservatives and generate ideas. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Hannah Bleau

It looks like we haven’t seen the last of Mitt Romney after all.

According to reports, Mitt Romney will run for a Senate seat in Utah IF Orrin Hatch retires. (Hatch is 83, FYI.)

Sources tell that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is preparing to run for Senate in 2018 if Sen. Orrin Hatch decides to retire.


Sources close to Romney say the two-time presidential candidate will jump into the 2018 Utah Senate scrum if Hatch opts not to.

Hatch hasn’t made a final decision on a 2018 run, so it’s up in the air. But again…the dude is 83. Word has it he may not make a final decision until December.

Hatch’s reticence to make a definitive announcement is presenting other candidates from getting in the race, but Romney has the financial resources to mount a campaign no matter when Hatch decides.


Rep. Chris Stewart also has said he would like to jump into the race if Hatch decides against running for an eighth term next year.

We’ll definitely keep our eye on this.

“Sen. Mitt Romney.” How does that sound to you guys?