McConnell reaches out to Romney about possible Senate bid

The GOP's 2012 nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about running for Senate in 2018 if incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah decides to retire

"Romney, though, has made clear he would not pursue the seat without Hatch's blessing".

McConnell, whose reputation for tactical acumen only grew with the culmination of his plan to put a conservative on the Supreme Court through extraordinary measures, continues to back longtime Utah Senator Orrin Hatch if he wants the seat. "If he wants to run again, I'm for him", he told reporters Friday morning.

"I've had some conversations with Mitt Romney".

Romney last made a bid for government office in December 2016, when he was under consideration by then President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state. That seems to be a selling point for some Utah Republicans.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has spoken to 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney about the possibility of running for the Senate, McConnell said Friday.

Many of the Mormon Romney-backers I spoke to talked about his call to public service in spiritual terms-with some even making half-joking references to "White Horse Prophecy", a bit of apocryphal LDS folk doctrine that predicts the U.S. Constitution will one day "hang by a thread" and Mormons will have to save it.

Judge plans to block abortion-restricting abortion rules
The financially rich Planned Parenthood could have solved the problem by installing sonogram equipment at its satellite centers. The Planned Parenthood clinic on Fairfield Street is among those faced with a possible loss of federal funding.

Utah's senior Republican senator, first elected in 1976, hasn't been definitive about his intentions yet.

He said that after Hatch's comments to the National Journal, "people started talking. And I think that's what this is all about", Evans said.

Several high-profile Utah Republicans have been touted as potential challengers for Hatch in 2018, including form Republican Gov. Jon Huntsman of Utah, Sutherland Institute president Boyd Matheson, World Trade Center Utah CEO Derek Miller and Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah.

"It's going to have a chilling effect" on any competition, Perry said.

"Romney could potentially be an incredible asset because right now, it's all Trump, all the time", he said, by providing a contrast with the Republican president's bombastic style.

Related News:

  • Kashmir's stone pelters are just fighting for nation: Farooq Abdullah

    Kashmir's stone pelters are just fighting for nation: Farooq Abdullah

    Abdullah is contesting from the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency as a candidate for the NC-Congress alliance in Jammu and Kashmir. I want to tell Modi saheb that tourism is our life no doubt about that, but a stone-pelter has nothing to do with tourism.
    Russia: Jehovah's Witnesses Break Law by Refusing Blood Transfusions

    Russia: Jehovah's Witnesses Break Law by Refusing Blood Transfusions

    Since 2004 sever branches and chapters of the organization were banned and shut down in various regions of Russian Federation . Russian officials raided the group's national headquarters in February and confiscated a reported 70,000 documents.
    SpaceX conducts historic launch, landing with

    SpaceX conducts historic launch, landing with "used" rocket

    SpaceX is developing a viable commercial launch ability, but Musk has not been shy about his ultimate goal of colonizing Mars. He added that his team were also working on recovering the second "booster" stage, which now burns up in the atmosphere.
  • Equaliser almost made me vomit: Klopp

    At first it seemed Klopp might not fancy him but during the second half of last season it appeared he'd become the golden boy. Despite the fact that Joshua King was surrounded by red shirts, the Bournemouth midfielder still managed to get his shot off.
    Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Given Average Recommendation of

    Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts

    The decision comes after Lloyds announced plans to close 400 branches, resulting in 9,000 job losses. LYG stock's price is now -22.34% down from its 52-week high and +38.97% up from its 52-week low.
    IS fighters in Mosul provoking coalition strikes on civilians

    IS fighters in Mosul provoking coalition strikes on civilians

    Islamic State overran about a third of Iraq in 2014, benefiting from the Sunni-Shi'ite rift that weakened the army. On Wednesday night, a suicide truck bomb targeted a police checkpoint on Baghdad's main southern entrance.
  • Keyboard Kimura: Cormier can't shake the asterisk that comes with his title

    Keyboard Kimura: Cormier can't shake the asterisk that comes with his title

    Johnson is coming off three consecutive KO/TKO wins, including a 13-second stoppage of Glover Teixeira a year ago . I don't go in there half-assing. " Ryan Bader shot from halfway across the Octagon".
    Thompson hit with four-shot penalty in final round

    Thompson hit with four-shot penalty in final round

    She incurred a two-shot penalty for the breach and another two-shot penalty for returning an incorrect scorecard. Thompson was visibly shaken when the ruling dropped her from 16 under to 12 under and one shot off the lead.
    Kim Kardashian Changes Her Baby Plans, Looks into Surrogate Options

    Kim Kardashian Changes Her Baby Plans, Looks into Surrogate Options

    The urgency to have more kids comes in the wake of the life-changing armed robbery that shook the mogul to her core last October. In an episode of KUWTK that aired in November 2016, Kardashain talked to a fertility doctor about surrogacy .
  • Kyle Lowry returns, Raptors beat Pistons 105-102

    Kyle Lowry returns, Raptors beat Pistons 105-102

    With three more ties in the final minutes, a Valanciunas hook shot followed by a DeRozan jump shot gave Toronto a four-point lead. Cory Joseph knocked down two consecutive threes to cut the Raptors' deficit to 50-39 with 2:41 left in the second quarter.
    Sensex slips 47 points as RBI holds policy rate

    Sensex slips 47 points as RBI holds policy rate

    Around 3 PM, BSE Sensex traded lower by 82 points, or 0.27%, to 29,892, while the Nifty 50 falls 28 points, or 0.31%, to 9,237. The central bank also raised the growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.4% from 6.7% in 2016-17.

    Full context: Susan Rice answers questions about Trump transition spying allegations

    Devin Nunes' revelation that Trump associates had been incidentally swept up in US surveillance of foreign targets and unmasked. Nunes also said he confirmed that "additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked".


Most liked

Gambler tied to Phil Mickelson convicted of insider trading
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Davis, who was Walters's friend, business partner and golfing pal of more than 20 years, was the government's star witness.

Louis CK goes on an epic, sweary rant about Trump
In an interview with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night's episode of " Late Show ", C.K. ranted about various types of liars. "Mr. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on CBS. "I don't take it back, I regret it".

Ecuador's president-elect warns Assange to avoid politics
Scuffles also broke out in Guayaquil, where Lasso is from, before riot police before pushed back protesters with tear gas. He also appeared alongside Moreno at changing of the guard ceremony at the presidential palace.

Hernandez-inspired Hull eye safety after thumping 'Boro
Subs: Adlene Guedioura (for Husband, 59) 6, Patrick Bamford (for Negredo, 71) 6, Cristhian Stuani (for Gestede, 81) 6. Silva retained the side which finished the game on Saturday keeping two wingers and two strikers up front.

Pakistan call up teenage leg-spinner Shahdab Khan for Windies tests
Pakistan bowler Mohamed Amir and team captain Misbah-ul-Haq plot their tactics. Misbah-ul-Haq has announced his retirement from Test cricket.

Trump's rollback of coal rules electrifies Wyoming workers
This move signals both a practical and a philosophical attempt to change the U.S. narrative on climate change , says BSRIA. About half of that 26 per cent cut would have come in Trump's first and maybe only term (2017-20), so say 13 per cent.

MLK50 events to honor life, legacy of Dr. King
King did, but none can deny his dedication to his cause and the determination and the bravery with which he pursued his course. They were part of the Third World upsurge, which had emerged after World War II in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Georgetown Hires Patrick Ewing As Men's Basketball Coach
Ewing's stints as an assistant coach includes the Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets , Orlando Magic , and Charlotte Hornets . Instead, he returns to college, rejoining the program he helped win an NCAA title in 1984 with coach John Thompson Jr.

Taser changes name in shift to software, police services
The company may have initially made its name with the Taser device, but the move towards body cameras has been a lucrative one. Axon invites all providers of body cameras to join in this effort and provide free trial equipment for public safety agencies.

Who is Susan Rice, the Obama ally behind the 'unmasking' controversy?
She gave, as a hypothetical answer, "if two foreigners were having a conversation" about a possible bombing with an American. The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group published a report Monday quoting former U.S.

Verizon to take 'Oath' as new company to run Yahoo, AOL
The entity that remains of Yahoo after the deal closes is also getting a new name, Altaba Inc., the company said in March. A rep for Yahoo declined to comment beyond a statement from Mayer when the Verizon deal was first announced a year ago .

Honda sales fall just under 1 percent as Acura struggles
Average March transaction pricing in March increased by $1,800, boosted by a $2,500 increase in average F-Series transactions. Also, EVP Karl-Thomas Neumann sold 1,379 shares of General Motors Company stock in a transaction on Monday, February 13th.

Homeowner shoots, kills showering intruder, police say
That is when Fanning went to another building on his property, returned to the shower, and shot Rosa, police said . The sheriff announced the arrest via Twitter and said it would release more information in a press release Monday.

What the death of broadband privacy rules means
This latest Trump era attack on regulations is being seen as the first of many that could alter the future of the internet. During a floor debate, she said that, "Republicans want this (private) information to be sold without your permission".

Microsoft Rolls Out Creators Update with new Mixed Reality Features
The first thing you'll definitely notice is the updated look of the Home screen, as you can see in the video above. Following is the brief of what they had to say about the new Home screen and additional new streaming options.