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US Senator Orrin Hatch's exit opens door to Mitt Romney

Top News2018-01-03

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, could be poised for a political comeback. Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has announced he will resign, and Mr Romney has reportedly been telling associates he hopes to run for the seat. The former Massachusetts governor called Mr Trump "a fraud" during last year's White House campaign. Mr Romney lost his race to oust President Barack Obama in 2012. If he does declare his candidacy, Mr Romney would be widely viewed as all but a shoo-in to snatch the seat in his home state, which is heavily populated by his fellow Mormons. He was not a candidate for political office last year when he pilloried Mr Trump. ''His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University,'' said Mr Romney. Mr Trump hit back, calling Mr Romney a "failed candidate" who "choked like a dog" in the 2012 race. The former private equity manager kept a low profile after his unsuccessful White House bid. (BBC)

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, could be poised for a political comeback.

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has announced he will resign, and Mr Romney has reportedly been telling associates he hopes to run for the seat.

The former Massachusetts governor called Mr Trump "a fraud" during last year's White House campaign.

Mr Romney lost his race to oust President Barack Obama in 2012.

If he does declare his candidacy, Mr Romney would be widely viewed as all but a shoo-in to snatch the seat in his home state, which is heavily populated by his fellow Mormons.

He was not a candidate for political office last year when he pilloried Mr Trump.

''His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University,'' said Mr Romney.

Mr Trump hit back, calling Mr Romney a "failed candidate" who "choked like a dog" in the 2012 race.

The former private equity manager kept a low profile after his unsuccessful White House bid.

(BBC)

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