According to Utahpolicy.com., 2012 Republican Presidental nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is planning to run for the U.S. Senate in 2018 if current long-time Senator Orrin Hatch retires after this term.
“Sources close to Romney say the two-time presidential candidate will jump into the 2018 Utah Senate scrum if Hatch opts not to.”
Right now, Hatch has not decided if this will be his final term in office. Hatch, who has served eights terms in the U.S. Senate, has previously stated that a likely decision would come later this fall.
Earlier this year, Hatch told the National Journal that “he would step aside if an “outstanding person” were to run for his position. Someone like Romney.”