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Utah Republican Party chairman slams Romney's expected Senate run

Utah Republican Party chairman slams Romney's expected Senate run

The chairman of the Utah Republican Party slammed Mitt Romney and his expected run for the Senate in Utah, and compared him to Hillary Clinton when she ran to represent New York in the Senate in 2000.

“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,” Anderson told the Salt Lake Tribune.

Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, made Utah his home after losing the 2012 general election.

A January poll from the Salt Lake Tribune found 64 percent would support Romney, compared to 19 percent who said they would support Democrat Jenny Wilson.

Anderson told the Salt Lake Tribune there were three or four “good, conservative people” who wanted to run for the seat.

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