Fmr. Romney Adviser: ‘Highly Likely’ Mitt Will Run For Utah Senate

Dan Senor, an adviser to Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, said it was “highly likely” that the former governor of Massachusetts would move forward with a run for Utah Senate. Speculation over a Romney senate run has run wild in recent months, and kicked into high gear after current Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch announced his retirement just after the new year. And reports suggest Romney has his eyes on the seat vacated by 83-year-old Hatch. The New York Times even reported on Sunday that Kem Gardner, a friend of Romney’s, had received a text from him stating simply: “I’m running.” Senor, appearing on CBS This Morning on Monday, said that while he could not confirm the speculation, he Continue reading "Fmr. Romney Adviser: ‘Highly Likely’ Mitt Will Run For Utah Senate"

Romney Adds to Utah Senate Run Speculation by Changing His Twitter Location

Hours after Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah announced his intent to retire after the end of his current term, Twitter sleuths noticed that former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney switched the listed location on his Twitter account from Massachusetts to Utah — increasing the speculation of his reported interest in a Senate run. Per Bloomberg reporter Sahil Kapur‏, at 3:12 p.m. Romney listed Massachusetts as his current location, but by 5:45 p.m. his pin was changed to Holladay, Utah. Hatch announced his retirement at around 2:00 p.m. eastern time. As for Holladay, Utah specifically, Romney purchased property in the area with plans to build a home for his family following his presidential election loss to Barack Obama in 2012. Around that same Continue reading "Romney Adds to Utah Senate Run Speculation by Changing His Twitter Location"

Meghan McCain Tears Into Bannon for Knocking Romney: ‘Take a Seat!’

Steve Bannon last night went on a tear against Mitt Romney, invoking Romney’s Mormon faith in talking about him not serving during Vietnam, which really set off Meghan McCain on The View this morning. After playing the clip of Bannon, Whoopi Goldberg pointed out one could easily point to how President Trump didn’t go to Vietnam. McCain brought up the time the President took a nasty shot at her father over his service and said, “Who the hell are you to be sitting here and talking about service [with] what your administration said about my father. Take a seat!” She blasted Bannon’s “service-shaming” and noted they’ve still never gotten an apology over what the President said. McCain had some tough words for Bannon in particular and even said of Breitbart, “Andrew Breitbart would be rolling in his grave if he knew what turned into his website.” Continue reading "Meghan McCain Tears Into Bannon for Knocking Romney: ‘Take a Seat!’"

Utah Republicans Rip Steve Bannon For ‘Unjustified’ Attacks on Mitt Romney

In response to Steve Bannon attacking Mitt Romney for being unpatriotic and lacking “honor and integrity,” Utah Senators Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch, as well as Governor Gary Herbert, responded with statements condemning the former White House chief strategist’s comments. The former Massachusetts governor, who was born in Michigan but attended college in Utah and currently lives in the state, was slammed by Bannon for hiding “behind his faith” to get out of fighting Vietnam — as Romney was on a Mormon mission trip during the war. “You went to France to be a missionary while guys were dying in rice paddies in Vietnam,” said the Breitbart News executive chairman — later attacking Romney’s sons for not fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Bannon made these comments at a campaign rally for alleged child molester and GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who Romney has declared entirely unfit for office. Continue reading "Utah Republicans Rip Steve Bannon For ‘Unjustified’ Attacks on Mitt Romney"

Bannon Goes On a Tear Against Romney in Alabama: ‘Hid Behind Your Religion’ During Vietnam

Steve Bannon went on a tear against Mitt Romney while campaigning in Alabama for Roy Moore tonight. Romney drew a line in the sand yesterday saying that Moore in the Senate would be “a stain on the GOP and on the nation”: Bannon, well, went nuclear on Romney tonight, invoking what he did during Vietnam:

Sen. Orrin Hatch: Trump Didn’t Have ‘Any Choice’ But to Support Roy Moore

This morning, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to officially endorse embattled Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore. This came on the heels of the president letting it be known for days that he was supporting the ex-judge who has been accused of sexually abusing teenage girls. With the president throwing his weight behind an alleged child molester, Republicans are now coming to terms with Moore as a potential member of the Senate and are signaling that since the race is a binary choice, better Moore than a Democrat. Just take a look at what Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said when asked about Trump’s support of Moore.

Romney Blasts Roy Moore After Trump Endorsement: ‘No Majority is Worth Losing Our Honor’

Hours after President Trump fully endorsed Roy Moore, Mitt Romney is slamming the embattled Senate candidate and saying that his election would be a disastrous stain on the GOP. Trump travelled to Utah with Orrin Hatch today, and the president used part of a speech to express hope that the senator will run for re-election. Trump also called Romney a “good man” at one point, though his praise for Hatch comes amid recent indications that Romney is interested in running for the senator’s seat once he retires. Trump’s endorsement comes after Moore has already lost support from the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican National Continue reading "Romney Blasts Roy Moore After Trump Endorsement: ‘No Majority is Worth Losing Our Honor’"