I don’t know, Utah is a pretty deeply red state. Why can’t Utah send the Senate a severe conservative?
According to Utahpolicy.com:
Sources tell UtahPolicy.com 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.
So far, Hatch has not made up his mind as to whether he’ll run for an eighth term in 2018. He has previously said he was planning on running as long as his and his wife’s health holds up.
Hatch is 105 and had been in the Senate since the 19th century, but that never stops them from running again, so Mitt may not get his shot.