>> I have decided to run for United States Senate.>> Mitt Romney's attempt to reboot his political career hitting a road block. The former Massachusetts Governor failed to win the Utah Republican Party's nomination for the US Senate seat being vacated by retiring senator Oren Hatch.>> I have good support across the state.
>> Romney needed at least 60% of the votes from delegates at the Utah GOP Convention Saturday to head to the November election unopposed, but, according to media reports, he fell short. Romney will now have to compete against Mike Kennedy, a three term state representative, in the June primary.
Kennedy has portrayed himself as a Utah local and Romney as an outsider, who moved to the state after his failed 2012 presidential campaign. Despite that, President Trump endorsed Romney on Twitter in February, even though the two haven't always seen eye-to-eye, frequently trading vicious insults over Twitter during the last few years.