Published: Tue, April 24, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Mitt Romney Fails to Get Utah Senate Nomination

Mitt Romney Fails to Get Utah Senate Nomination

The delegates in the convention tend to become more conservative than Utah'therefore electorate, " the newspaper noted. Mitt Romney faced almost a dozen GOP contenders.

On the state's Republican Social gathering conference in West Valley Metropolis, Romney completed second in votes from get together delegates, behind state lawmaker Mike Kennedy.

And while a Romney win is still likely, the candidate will have another hurdle to jump through before the election.

Romney, who's looking to restart his political career, is running to replace Sen. Orrin Hatch in November and said he was ready to keep campaigning hard. "Frankly, given the fact that I collected signatures and the delegates don't like people who collect signatures, I'm delighted with the outcome", Romney said, according to the Desert News.

But even the former Governor of MA and Presidential Candidate could not get 60% of the vote at the party convention this weekend, in the seriously divided GOP. At the Utah GOP Convention, Romney split the vote with conservative state Rep. Mike Kennedy, who acknowledged that after a long day at convention, the room was getting exhausted. "You know what I'm really exhausted of?"

And during a Republican event at the end of March, Romney said he is more conservative on immigration than the president is - a position which doesn't match his previous statements. "We're all for the same policies, but who can actually get the job done? That is terrific for the individuals of Utah". Kennedy beat Romney 50.88%-49.12%, so they will face off in June's primary. Kennedy captured 51 percent of the vote.

Romney was considered the political favorite by political observers and U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed Romney in February.

The Utah primary election will be held on June 26.

"So I'm not a cheap date", he added.

"The issue prompted hours of debate, shouting and booing at the convention".

Kennedy and the ten other candidates Romney faced at the convention questioned the depth of his ties to Utah, and his shifting stance on Trump. But the 2 men have shown fresh indications of burying the hatchet, also Trump's approval has been accepted by Romney.

During the 2016 presidential race, Romney called Trump a "con-man" and a phony.

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