On Friday, Mitt Romney made it official: He is running for Utah's open Senate seat. Romney enters the race as the overwhelming favorite to succeed retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) and will become one of the highest profile GOP senators on the first day he sets foot in Washington.
Mitt Romney said in a video announcement Friday that he will run for the US Senate from Utah, setting out on a glide path to Washington where he will likely play a central role driving the direction of the fractious Republican Party.
Moments after Rob Porter resigned from his post as White House staff secretary on Wednesday, reporters received two very different statements from Porter's former boss, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah.
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