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[Deep State dirt-bag] Mitt Romney will announce on Thursday his bid for Utah's up-for-grabs U.S. Senate seat, sources close to the 2012 Republican presidential nominee told NBC News.

Mitt Romney announced he postpone his announcement about the Senate race Wednesday evening after mass shooting a Florida high school earlier in the day.

The race is to succeed Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, who announced last month he would retire at the end of his term after serving as a U.S. Senator since 1977.

People familiar with Romney's plans say the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will release an announcement video on Thursday.

Those with knowledge of the plans spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly.

Romney, a former MA governor, became one of his party's most outspoken critics of President Donald Trump's candidacy during the 2016 campaign, and as Utah GOP Sen.

Utah conservatives must ask themselves: Is Romney the candidate best suited to represent them in the United States Senate? Romney is carefully designing his campaign launch to avoid media questions about Trump.

Romney isn't expected to face any serious challenges for the seat. He helped turn around the scandal-plagued 2002 Winter Olympics and has earned broad respect in the state.

Anderson expressed concerned that Romney's past criticism of Trump could prove an obstacle to accomplishing the Republican agenda in Washington, D.C., should he be elected senator.

"If President Trump says or does something that he finds offensive or divisive, unnecessarily divisive, then I think you will continue to hear Romney as the voice of reason and conscience in the Republican Party", Jowers said.

Despite a drama-filled history with Trump, Romney is not expected to address the combative president directly in the announcement video.

President Trump rejected having Romney serve as his secretary of state, choosing Rex Tillerson, instead.

Still, Anderson, who is generally seen as a moderate voice within the Utah GOP, suggested that Romney is just "using name recognition to win a seat".

Romney was treated previous year for prostate cancer, which an aide said was removed surgically and found not to have spread. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, via social media tomorrow.

"Looking forward to making an announcement on February 15th about the Utah Senate race", the 70-year-old businessman said in a Twitter post Feb. 1.

In the end, Hatch chose to stick with his promise, saying, "Every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves".