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Mitt Romney spends $5.2M in route to US Senate victory

Mitt Romney spends $5.2M in route to US Senate victory

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney spent five times as much as his Democratic opponent in his campaign to win a U.S. Senate seat. The Deseret News reports that new campaign finance reports show that Romney spent nearly $5.2 million and was left with $353,000 in his account. He got […]

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Only on AP: Mormons support GOP, but Trump approval lags

Only on AP: Mormons support GOP, but Trump approval lags

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nationwide survey of midterm voters found that about two-thirds of Mormon voters nationwide favored Republicans in the midterm elections, but approval for President Donald Trump lags behind. The AP VoteCast data reaffirms Trump’s struggle to gain widespread acceptance among Mormons despite the faith’s deep-rooted conservative leanings. […]

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Mitt Romney handily wins US Senate seat from Utah

Mitt Romney handily wins US Senate seat from Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney handily won a U.S. Senate seat in his adopted home state of Utah on Tuesday after a campaign where he backed off his once-fierce criticism of President Donald Trump. He will replace longtime Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, who is […]

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Mitt Romney, Mia Love and marijuana headline Utah election

Mitt Romney, Mia Love and marijuana headline Utah election

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah voters on Tuesday will elect a new U.S. Senator to replace Orrin Hatch, choose whether U.S. Rep. Mia Love earns a third term and decide if the state should make medical marijuana legal. Many voters have already sent in their ballots, with 27 of […]

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Mitt Romney to stump for Senate hopeful McSally in Arizona

Mitt Romney to stump for Senate hopeful McSally in Arizona

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Facing a tight race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Arizona, Republican candidate Martha McSally has recruited former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney for a Friday rally. Romney, a heavy favorite in the Senate race in Utah, will appear with McSally in the Phoenix suburb […]

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Romney says Supreme Court confirmation process ‘awful’

Romney says Supreme Court confirmation process ‘awful’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney said the bitter fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation shows the Supreme Court nominating process is “awful,” a sentiment his Democratic Senate opponent largely shared even though they differed on how to fix it during a Tuesday debate. Romney, who would have voted for […]

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Romney candidacy adds urgency to Utah election security work

Romney candidacy adds urgency to Utah election security work

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney’s Senate candidacy in Utah is adding urgency to election officials’ work to beef up security and guard against the threat of voting interference from Russian hackers. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said Tuesday the presence of the onetime presidential candidate and Russia critic on […]

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Republican congressional candidate Mia Love talks with reporters during the Utah State GOP election night watch party Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rep. Mia Love to rally with Mitt Romney as she defends seat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Utah Congresswoman Mia Love is hosting a campaign rally with the state’s beloved adopted son, Mitt Romney, as she gears up for the final months of a tight election race. The rally at Friday night at Thanksgiving Point will also include more than 40 […]

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Romney fundraising haul dwarfs Democrat in Senate race

Romney fundraising haul dwarfs Democrat in Senate race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney is vastly outraising his Democratic opponent in the Utah race to win the Senate seat left open by retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. Campaign-finance records show he raised $2.4 million this spring, a haul that dwarfs the $142,000 brought in by Democrat Jenny Wilson. […]

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Mitt Romney wins GOP primary in Utah Senate race Utah

Mitt Romney wins GOP primary in Utah Senate race Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney handily won the Republican primary for a Utah Senate seat Tuesday after toning down his criticism of Donald Trump as he looks to re-start his political career. The former presidential candidate was the heavy favorite to win the primary in the race to […]

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