Mitt Romney announced Friday morning that he is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 16, 2018
Romney had intended to make the announcement earlier this week but delayed due to the tragic mass high school shooting in Florida.
Out of respect for the victims and their families, I will not be making an announcement tomorrow about the Senate race. (2/2)
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 15, 2018
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.
I am running for United States Senate to serve the people of Utah and bring Utah’s values to Washington. pic.twitter.com/TDkas6gD2p
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 16, 2018