Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said in a tweet he will announce his plans for U.S. Senate on Feb. 15.
Romney linked to his website, which features a sign-up page for “Team Mitt.” The Republican would be running for the seat vacated by longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch.
Looking forward to making an announcement on February 15th about the Utah Senate race. https://t.co/OLXWZWREEK
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 1, 2018
Romney has made several public appearances around the state in recent weeks, including an agricultural conference in St. George.
And he’s wearing jeans and boots. Always a sign https://t.co/l1oKj7IpVJ
— David DeMille (@SpectrumDeMille) January 26, 2018
Romney’s appearances have provided a glimpse into a potential platform for his Senate run. At a summit hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber on Jan. 16, the former Massachusetts governor praised the federal tax reform plan passed by Congress and said he is “optimistic” about the country’s economic future.
A recent Salt Lake Tribune poll showed Romney winning the senate race with 64 percent over likely Democratic challenger Jenny Wilson, who had 19 percent.
Romney owns a home in Holladay and is credited with turning around Salt Lake City's scandal-plagued 2002 Olympics.