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23 April 2018, 05:43 | Isaac Mcdaniel

Not the Rominee: Mitt Romney 2nd at Utah GOP Convention, Must Face Senate Primary

Embarrassment for Mitt Romney as he fails to secure Utah GOP nomination and will now head to a primary in June to try and replace Sen Orrin Hatch

But when he chose to seek Hatch's seat, he landed in the middle of a long-running fight within the Utah Republican Party over its process for choosing its nominees. At the Utah GOP Convention, Romney split the vote with conservative state Rep. Mike Kennedy, who acknowledged that after a long day at convention, the room was getting exhausted.

Romney dismissed the analogy, saying he has established political stances.

Romney, 71, who ran in opposition to Barack Obama for president in 2012, went up in opposition to 11 different candidates looking for the Utah's GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.

"None of us is David".

The bigger hurdles for Romney are his well-stated problems with Trump and his shifting opinions. "You don't have to be high-powered and connected to Washington, D.C., to actually offer your services to the people", Kennedy added.

Mitt Romney leaves the state elections office after declaring his candidacy for the U.S. Senate last month at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City.

Romney's second-place finish surprised many observers, who presumed that he would win the party's nomination easily, despite being from out-of-state.

In the final round of voting at the Republican party's convention, Romney had won only 49.12 per cent of the votes, the Hill reports.

Kennedy, who had framed the race as David vs. Goliath, said when asked why he had edged out Romney in the vote that he wasn't sure.

Yet going into Saturday, many Utah Republicans expected Romney to fall short - including some in the Romney camp.

GOP voters will decide between the two in a June 26 primary.

In 2010, three-term Sen.

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Kennedy praised Trump throughout his speech to delegates Saturday before the vote.

Romney previously secured his spot on the primary ballot by gathering 28,000 voter signatures but said Saturday that choice was partly to blame for his loss.

Conservatives have for several years fought in court and in the Legislature to overturn the state law allowing signature gathering, seeing it as weakening the power of the convention and its delegates. Meanwhile, Romney's GOP primary opponent has positioned himself as the underdog fighting against the "Romney machine".

Stay-at-home mother Michelle Cluff said she liked Romney's experience and believes he is ready to get to work as a senator. "He gets a free ride to the White House, and all we get is a lousy hat".

"I'm a candidate with a compelling life story and a singular set of life circumstances I'd like to make use of to serve the individuals of Utah", he informed FOX 13.

Since then, Trump and Romney appear to have patched up their relationship. In November 2016, he had dinner with the incoming president, telling reporters he had "increasing hope" for his administration and was open to joining it as secretary of state.

Romney said in February that he generally approves of Trump's agenda, but would call out the president if needed.

Romney has tried to shift the focus away from his public spats with Trump and instead focus on Utah's issues.

After the convention vote, Romney again pointed out that he has, for the most part, agreed with President on policy. "Did very, very effectively", Romney informed Salt Lake Metropolis's FOX 13. "Freedom of religion is under assault in court".

"I'm exhausted", Kennedy said. "I think the President recognizes that I'm someone who calls them like I see them, and I appreciate that as well". Romney, who had not quite satisfied pro-Trump delegates, was speaking more carefully.

Romney acknowledged in an interview with CNN that he hadn't read the book, "A Higher Loyalty".

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