Mitt Romney reportedly announcing run for U-S Senate on Thursday

Posted: 1:47 PM, Feb 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-14 18:47:51Z

According to  multiple news outlets , Mitt Romney will formally announce Thursday that he's running for Utah's open U.S. Senate seat. 

Unnamed sources told  The Washington Examiner  the former presidential candidate's announcement will come in the form of a video message instead of at a staged rally. 

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We kind of knew this was coming. Earlier this month,  Romney tweeted  that he'd be making an announcement Feb. 15 about the Utah Senate race. 

The winner of the election will replace Sen. Orrin Hatch, who announced earlier this year he's  not running  for re-election.

Romney is pretty popular in Utah, which is a deep-red state. He's reportedly not expected to face stiff competition if he does run. 

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