Mitt Romney earned more than $5.5 million over the past year and has a fortune worth up to $270 million, according to disclosure forms he filed Friday as part of his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah.
After years of litigation, the Utah Republican Party was dealt another blow on Tuesday after a federal appeals court affirmed that Utah’s candidate nominating election law, known as S.B. 54, is constitutional.
Recent gains by Democrats in special elections across the country have some Republicans worried about an anti-Trump wave come November. In Utah, a solidly red state, that looks less likely, but it hasn't stopped Democrats from fielding more candidates for statewide races.
Thursday was the last day to file for candidacy in this year’s elections in Utah. Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney stopped by the State Capitol Thursday morning to file. Romney is hoping to nab the Senate seat currently held by Orrin Hatch, who’s retiring.
The Utah Republican Party adopted a new rule last month that targets candidates who gather signatures to get on the primary ballot – and it only applies to two federal races. Now the Lt. Governor says he won’t allow the party to enforce the rule.
Today is the first day to file for candidacy for all state and federal races in Utah. In one of the more closely watched races, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams filed paperwork this morning to unseat Congresswoman Mia Love.
Mitt Romney took to Twitter on Monday to blast President Trump’s reported comments about Haiti and countries in Africa. The tweet signals that Romney could remain a critic of the White House if he decides to run for Senate.
It was a subtle but telling detail amid the deluge of news following Sen. Orrin Hatch’s retirement announcement on Tuesday. Mitt Romney’s Twitter account changed his location from Massachusetts to Holladay, Utah, where he owns a home.