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Recalling Mitt Romney's 1994 US Senate bid

Recalling Mitt Romney's 1994 US 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.

The former businessman, who is expected to be a heavy favorite in the Utah race, has endured more setbacks than victories since he launched his political journey in the early 1990s, following in the footsteps of his parents who ran decades earlier for governor, president and a U.S. Senate seat in MI.

The former MA governor moved to Utah after losing the 2012 presidential election.

"There will be tension there I'm sure", Kevin Madden, a senior adviser and spokesman for Romney's 2012 presidential campaign, told ABC News of Romney's relationship with Trump should he succeed Hatch. He called Trump a "phony" and a "fraud" and warned that his national security policy would make Americans less safe.

Romney has been a frequent critic of the president in the past.

Once Romney's in the Senate race, it's most definitely his to lose.

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Romney changed his tune after Trump's election.

The people who provided the information asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about Romney's plans in advance.

How will Mitt Romney act as a senator?

'A business genius he is not, ' Romney said.

"That doesn't mean when he sees areas where he has to speak out and I think maybe guide the policy conversation or political conversation in a direction where he thinks the president is doing the wrong thing, he will certainly take the opportunity as he has shown time and time again", Mr. "Mainly on the national security and foreign policy front", Madden said, "So I think he'll look to quickly establish his voice there".

The GOP chairman also said Romney's jumping into the race has kept several other "quality" candidates who would have had a good chance at winning out of the fray because a loss this year in a GOP primary might hurt their chances of winning other elections in the future.


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