Mitt Romney says he'll announce February 15 on the Senate race


Romney, who lost the 2012 USA presidential race to Democrat Barack Obama, has been considering a run for the Senate seat from Utah, a Republican-dominated state where he has a home.

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Lincoln Day Dinner, a Utah County Republican Party fundraiser, on February 16.

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to announce on February 15 if he'll run for the Utah Senate seat held by Orrin Hatch.

Romney's been considered a top candidate for the Senate seat after longtime Republican Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchPortman gives Wynn donation to charities Ryan to donate contribution linked to ex-RNC finance chairman Steve Wynn resigns as RNC finance chair after sexual misconduct allegations MORE (R-Utah), who announced his retirement in early January.

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On Thursday afternoon, Gardner placed a call to a GOP donor, and said that he and Senate leadership "liked Romney" for the NRSC post.

Hatch, who has served more than four decades in the Senate, is one of the longest-serving senators in USA history and began floating Romney's name as his potential successor previous year.

Pro-life voters who read the file or the greatest hits list will correctly conclude that, from his support for the RU-486 abortion pill, to backing stem cell research, to his long-time involvement with Planned Parenthood, Romney's record is one of not so subtle opposition to and undermining of the pro-life agenda.

Rumors have swirled for months that Romney might run to represent Utah, where he is extremely popular.