Shooting in Fla. delays Mitt Senate bid reveal
Republican Mitt Romney said last night he’s postponing an announcement planned for today about Utah’s U.S. Senate race because of the deadly school shooting in Florida.
People familiar with Romney’s plans told The Associated Press he is preparing a bid to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. Romney was expected to release a campaign video today.
But Romney tweeted last night that, out of respect for the shooting victims and their families in Parkland, Fla., he will not be making an announcement today.
While some hope Romney would use the position to continue his biting criticism of President Trump, those close to Romney say he will focus instead on Utah. They say Romney will suggest that Washington has much to learn from the state the former Massachusetts governor now calls home.
Romney’s small team of longtime advisers plans to maintain a low profile. Having turned down repeated requests for national media appearances in recent days, Romney is carefully designing his campaign launch to avoid media questions about Trump.