Utah GOP Chair Slams Romney For Senate Run: ‘He’s Doing What Hillary Clinton Did’

Not everyone is happy about Romney’s expected run for Senate in Utah. In fact, the head of the GOP in Utah is saying that Mitt is copying Hillary’s move to New York to run for Senate many years ago.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported:

Utah GOP chief slams Mitt Romney’s expected Senate run; Romney delays announcement, citing Florida shooting

The Utah Republican Party chairman blasted Mitt Romney’s anticipated Senate run, hitting him for “essentially doing what Hillary Clinton did in New York” — campaigning in a state he hasn’t spent much time in.

“I think he’s keeping out candidates that I think would be a better fit for Utah because, let’s face it, Mitt Romney doesn’t live here, his kids weren’t born here, he doesn’t shop here,” Rob Anderson told The Salt Lake Tribune in an interview.

It’s highly unusual for a party chairman to criticize a potential candidate. And Anderson’s comments came in the run-up to Romney’s expected announcement Thursday morning. He has since postponed that, citing “respect for the victims and their families” after a deadly school shooting in Florida.

If Romney declares, he’d be the instant front-runner and presumptive nominee. Still, Anderson, who is generally seen as a moderate voice within the Utah GOP, suggested that he’s just “using name recognition to win a seat.”

Mitt Romney has a very good chance of winning in Utah. But should he even run? Leave your thoughts in a comment.

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