Media hopeful for intra-party GOP fight over Mitt Romney running for Utah Senate seat

Trump-haters are setting themselves up for another disappointment.  After more than four decades in the Senate, Utah's Orrin Hatch yesterday announced his retirement when his term ends, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to run for his seat. In a clear signal of his intent to run, Romney changed his location on his Twitter account from Massachusetts to Holladay, Utah. Many experienced observers of Utah politics, including former Utah rep. Jason Chaffetz, now a Fox News contributor, expect Mitt to win easily.  Utahans know that Mitt stepped up and rescued the Winter Olympics in 2002, and as a practicing Mormon, he enjoys a sense of being a native son in the nation's only LDS-majority state, even though he grew up in Michigan and made his career in Massachusetts. Because President Trump and Mitt have publicly sparred, most pointedly when Romney indignantly condemned Trump's reaction to the Charlottesville riots, it has been assumed that a...(Read Full Post)