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.
In launching his U.S. Senate bid, Romney has tried to maintain the concentrate on state points moderately than his historical past of well-documented feuds with President Donald Trump, whom he known as a "con man" and a phony through the 2016 race.
Mitt Romney failed to secure the Utah Senate Republican nomination outright at a party gathering over the weekend and must run in a June 26 primary. Orrin Hatch, fell short of the 60 percent needed to clinch the nomination at the Utah Republican Convention and will face state Rep. Mike Kennedy in the primary.
After a wild and raucous day of voting at the Utah GOP convention, the former MA governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee was unable to win the 60% that he needed to head to the November ballot unopposed.
Instead he was edged out by state lawmaker Mike Kennedy, who got 51% to Romney's 49 percent.
Kennedy, a doctor and lawyer, framed himself as an underdog taking on the "Romney machine".
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"I will make that decision down the road", Romney told CNN at the Utah GOP convention on Saturday. Though he occasionally criticized Trump during his first year in office, in recent months he's toned down his remarks in an attempt to win over conservative Utahns.
Romney offered a characteristically awkward retort, correcting Kennedy on his biblical metaphor and claiming he's the one who'll take on the status quo in D.C.
"Romney previously secured his spot on the primary ballot by gathering 28,000 voter signatures but said Saturday that choice was partly to blame for his loss".
"Some people I've spoken with have said this is a David vs. Goliath race, but they're wrong", Mr. Romney said in his speech. "I'm exhausted of business as usual in Washington, D.C". He moved to Utah after his 2012 marketing campaign failed.
Trump fired back that Romney "choked like your pet dog" during their own WhiteHouse operate. But Romney said Saturday he hasn't decided whether he'll endorse the president's 2020 re-election bid.