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Who’s up for a Primary Challenge to Mitt Romney?

Who’s up for a Primary Challenge to Mitt Romney?

“There’s enough vitriol there that no matter if Trump is running for president, he will run a candidate against Romney.”

A growing number of people on the right have had it with Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT).

Romney was the only Republican senator to vote against a recent measure to end mask mandates on public transportation. He also participated in a fundraising event for Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who’s also not winning any popularity contests with Republican voters right now.

As a result, there are rumblings of a primary challenge.

Rebecca Downs writes at Townhall:

Mitt Romney Could Soon Be Getting a Primary Challenger

It’s been a busy week for Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT). As Landon covered on Tuesday, the senator was the lone Republican to vote that night against a resolution that removes mask mandates for public transportation. He also spoke at a fundraiser in support of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY). Now, the news of the day is that Romney may be facing a primary challenger. He’s up for re-election in 2024.

A Tuesday report from POLITICO indicates that that potential challenger, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, will announce his plans in May. Reyes is not only a supporter of former President Donald Trump, he backed his efforts to challenge the 2020 election.

Comments from “a person who is familiar with Reyes’ plans,” told POLITICO Reyes may run regardless of what Romney, who is 75-years old, decides for 2024.

From the Politico report:

Top Trump ally gears up for Romney primary challenge

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, who backed Donald Trump’s efforts to challenge the 2020 election results, is preparing for a 2024 Senate run that could pit him against Sen. Mitt Romney in a GOP primary.

Reyes, who has been elected statewide three times, in recent weeks has discussed the matter with key players in Utah politics and with allies of the former president, according to a person who is familiar with Reyes’ plans. Reyes will make a final decision and likely announce his intentions in May.

“Sean is very seriously considering running, regardless if Mitt runs or not,” the person said. “He’s confident that regardless of what Sen. Romney wants to do, he’s going to pursue this.”…

“I guarantee Trump will come up with somebody,” said Carson Jorgensen, chair of the Utah Republican Party. “There’s enough vitriol there that no matter if Trump is running for president, he will run a candidate against Romney.”

Look who’s already defending Mitt Romney from Sean Reyes. It’s the Utah Democratic party.

You know who’s tired of defending Mitt Romney? Conservatives.

Perhaps if Mitt Romney had done something to defend conservatives once in a while, this challenge wouldn’t seem necessary to them.


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thad_the_man | March 19, 2022 at 4:27 pm

Who wants to bet he pulls an Arlen Spector?

Romney thinks he’s going to run for President in 2024 I think. 75, you sure? I absolutely hate his politics and lack of character, which I thought he had when he ran in 2012, but dang, he’s a young looking handsome man
Amazing fall from Grace because of his hatred and jealousy of President Trump. It’s hard to believe he really is as evil as he is.

    TargaGTS in reply to gonzotx. | March 19, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Romney is today the same as he’s always been…with the exception of the 2-year period, 2010-2012. He pretended to be an orthodox conservative to win the GOP presidential primary. But, in reality, he’s always been the guy he is today and who was the Governor of Massachusetts; he’s pro-choice, pro-gun control, anti-small business, pro-regulation particularly the kind of regulation that favors big, established corporations and he’s thoroughly repulsed by average Americans.

      henrybowman in reply to TargaGTS. | March 19, 2022 at 8:12 pm

      And he’s failed at very job he’s ever been given.

        SC Reader in reply to henrybowman. | March 20, 2022 at 12:51 pm

        I really don’t care for his politics, but that’s a bit of hyperbole there. At least one job–putting the Salt Lake City Olympics back together–delivered. What happened after that?

        Get Freight in reply to henrybowman. | March 21, 2022 at 2:29 am

        Someone please primary against his outsider goon. The Mormons in Utah are afraid of conflict. They aee him as sharing their beliefs. That os a complete joke. That is how he wins. Give them.another option. Most anyone I know is no fan of his. Put him out to pasture. He doing noone any favors for our side and needs to be removed. Everyone knows it.

    gibbie in reply to gonzotx. | March 19, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    My former employer paid Bain Capital a very large quantity of money to give them the usual “outsource everything” advice – which I’m sure was what they had decided to do anyway.

    I would like to see Romney outsourced from his job.

      Peabody in reply to gibbie. | March 19, 2022 at 6:53 pm

      Kamala Harris thought it said, “Brain Capital.” and asked if Romney could outsource Biden’s brain, but alas, it could not be found.

    What a pathetic, tiny worm this guy is.

    Mittens: Beware of Candy Crowley – she’s still alive and kicking.

    henrybowman in reply to gonzotx. | March 19, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    If you’d lived in Massachusetts during his term as governor, you’d have no problem believing it.

E Howard Hunt | March 19, 2022 at 4:57 pm

He loves his too clever by half facile deceptions almost as much as any mirror. This former church missionary was pro-choice until he needed to be pro-life. He laughably explains his conversion was due to high level fetal research conducted by a Harvard buddy that only recently proved that little thingy in the womb is a human baby. By golly.

And who can forget about his being against Obama care after installing the same thing in Massachusetts. He explains that as a states rights laboratory for invention.

Only a twisted narcissist could think anyone would buy such hogwash.

2smartforlibs | March 19, 2022 at 5:14 pm

I would think anyone with the sense of grapefruit could bet him at this point.

His hair self-greases from his soul.

    Peabody in reply to MrE. | March 19, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    It’s a well known fact that Nancy Pelosi wears greasy makeup that is up two feet thick in some places. At the State of the Union Romney was seen rubbing his hand on Nancy Pelosi’s face and then stroking his hair with his greasy fingers.

I will rejoice if he loses his election or decides to retire.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to r2468. | March 20, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    He’s had the Fauxchi ouchie, with booster, and then got the Fauxchi Flu. I am concerned that he would be prime for a Blood Clot followed by a Pulmonary Embolism at his age.

    He should seriously consider retiring.

This far out from the primary who cares? 2022 first.

JohnSmith100 | March 19, 2022 at 7:47 pm

Mitt Romney is an example of a characterless rich brat of poor character.

Morning Sunshine | March 19, 2022 at 8:59 pm

He did not like it when I called him a carpetbagger. Got all sorts of defensive at that delegate meeting.

I really, really hate Romney.

Burgess Owens would be a great choice.

Romney is Mormon royalty. As in back to Joseph Smith level royalty. It will be a heavy lift taking him out in Utah.

Babylonbee writes: “99.9% Of Americans Support Sending Mitt Romney To Fight In Ukraine”

Yes, it is TIME to REMOVE “Pierre DE FECTO” from office! He has served his purpose – for the DEMOCRATS! Much like my own Senator Graham, it’s time for a change! We need Republicans who are IN FAVOR of RESTORING Our Great Nation. Mr. “De Fecto” and Mr. Grahmnesty are no long needed!!

SeiteiSouther | March 21, 2022 at 10:39 am

A baked potato would be a better steward of the senatorship than Mitt Romney.