As we know, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) finally ended speculation about his 2018 political plans since the holidays ended and will not seek an eighth term during this campaign season.
On the heels of his retirement announcement, Sen. Hatch again made a public pronouncement that he favors Republican former presidential nominee Mitt Romney to succeed him. Mr. Romney, the ex-Governor of Massachusetts, still remains quiet about any plan to run for the open Utah Senate seat. Should he decide to pass, look for US Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Farmington/Salt Lake City) to enter the newly open statewide contest.
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