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Mitt Romney officially announces that he’s running for US Senate in Utah

Former Governor Mitt Romney at a supporters rally in Paradise Valley, Arizona, along with former Vice President of the United States Dan Quayle. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
February 16, 2018

Mitt Romney announced Friday morning that he is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah.

Romney had intended to make the announcement earlier this week but delayed due to the tragic mass high school shooting in Florida.

The former Massachusetts governor was also the 2012 Republican Presidential nominee, and ran with Rep. Paul Ryan.

Romney is running for a Senate seat that will be left vacant by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, who served for seven terms. Hatch announced his retirement after 42 years, and is the longest-serving Republican senator in history.

Romney released his first video ad campaign on Friday.