Romney Faces Tough Path To GOP Nomination

Saul Bowman
April 23, 2018

In votes against party delegates, Romney ended 2nd at their country & rsquo; s Republican Party convention in West Valley City, behind country lawmaker Mike Kennedy. Orrin Hatch - on delegates' dislike of candidates like him who hedge their convention bids by also gathering signatures to ensure at least a place on the primary ballot.

The former MA governor was presumed to be the front-runner but failed to secure the nomination for Senate.

Mitt Romney said he is looking forward to a primary campaign after failing to win the nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in Utah at the state GOP convention.

Kennedy turned out to be a popular pick with Utah's far right Republicans. Early voting will begin on June 12.

As "somebody who's lived and worked and raised his family in Utah, balanced a budget", voters might see Kennedy as more conservative than Romney, the representative said. Romney came in a close second with 49.12%.


Romney collected more than 28,000 signatures and was the only Senate candidate to do so. Third Congressional District Rep. John Curtis will have a rematch with Chris Herrod, whom he faced in a primary previous year replacing Jason Chaffetz (who quit Congress to become a FOX News pundit). A lot of them have been political newcomers who questioned Romney's criticism of President Donald Trump and the depth of his ties to Utah. Meanwhile, Romney's GOP primary opponent has positioned himself as the underdog fighting against the "Romney machine".

Most of the candidates Romney went up against questioned his criticism of President Donald Trump and the depth of his ties to the state. He had spent two months on the campaign trail visiting dairy farms, taking photos with college students and making stump speeches in small towns.

Romney is probably finest identified in Utah for his chairmanship of the 2002 Winter Olympics, which have been held within the state, and in addition as a result of he was the primary Mormon to be the presidential nominee of a serious get together.

The president said on Twitter in February that Romney "will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch, and has my full support and endorsement!" "You don't have to be high-powered and connected to Washington, D.C., to actually offer your services to the people", Kennedy added.

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