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Mitt Romney Just Changed His Location to 'Utah'

Move seen as big hint at Senate run
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2018 3:09 AM CST
Updated Jan 3, 2018 5:00 AM CST
Romney Drops Big Hint at Utah Senate Run
Former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City last year.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney hasn't publicly said whether he plans to run for the Senate now that Utah's Sen. Orrin Hatch is retiring, but he may have provided a clue via Twitter: Hours after Hatch announced the move, Romney changed his location from "Massachusetts" to "Holladay, Utah" in what Bloomberg sees as a move to "quash questions about his residency" before a Senate run.

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A source close to Romney tells the Salt Lake Tribune that the former Massachusetts governor, who has close ties to Utah, felt that Tuesday was "Orrin's day" and is saving the announcement for another time. "We all know the direction this is going," the insider says. "And I think we’ll know within the next couple of weeks definitively." If Romney does decide to run, he is expected to easily win the GOP primary and the November election, the AP notes. (Read more Mitt Romney stories.)

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