Mitt Romney To Announce Senate Bid Thursday In Video

Mitt Romney to announce US Senate campaign in online video

Utah Republican chairman blasts Romney Senate bid

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks after a dinner meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Jean-Georges inside of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in NY, U.S., November 29, 2016.

On Monday, he again took to social media to announce he is going to make an announcement. It wasn't clear when he would reschedule.

Evan McMullin, a former presidential candidate and "Never Trump" activist, urged Romney to run for the open Senate seat in Utah to replace Sen.

The numbers are similar to how Utahns voted in the 2012 presidential election, when Romney received 72.6 percent of the vote over Barack Obama's 24.7 percent.

In March 2016, Romney eviscerated then-candidate Trump in a speech.

What happened: Coming off his successful turnaround of Salt Lake City's scandal-plagued 2002 Winter Olympics, Romney returned to MA and edged acting Gov. Jane Swift out of the Republican race for governor. He served four years and signed health care reform into law created to guarantee virtually all state residents access to insurance. He faced apprehension from some conservative and evangelical Christians over his Mormon faith and past support for abortion rights. The president-elect interviewed him a couple of times to possibly serve as secretary of State.

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Polls have consistently shown Romney with a huge lead in a prospective Senate primary and general election.

What happened: Romney regrouped after his 2008 campaign and re-emerged as a front-runner in the 2012 Republican presidential race. While Romney's loss to President Barack Obama in 2012 wasn't almost as lopsided as Reagan's blowout over Mondale, his loss came as a deep disappointment to the Republican Party and caused a tremendous amount of soul-searching among the party's establishment.

It looks like Mitt Romney wants to be Utah's next senator. Orrin Hatch announced in January that he would not seek another term. The 70-year-old Romney is a heavy favorite to win and keep the seat in Republican hands.

Romney has a home in Holladay and is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Anderson says he's not against a Romney candidacy, and won't label him with the dreaded "RINO" tag (Republican in name only), but the former MA governor does owe some explanation to Utah voters.

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