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Speculation Of A Mitt Romney Senate Run Keeps Growing

Although Romney has yet to officially announce he intends to run, rumors keep swirling that he's going to pursue a seat in the U.S. Senate.
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Speculation Of A Mitt Romney Senate Run Keeps Growing

Suspicions that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is going to run for a seat in the U.S. Senate keep growing.

On Monday, a former adviser to Romney told CBS' morning show it's "highly likely" Romney will run. 

And one day before that, The New York Times reported a friend of Romney's received a text message from the former governor saying, "I'm running."

Speculation that Romney would run for Sen. Orrin Hatch's seat began months before Hatch announced his plans to retire.

But, after Hatch's announcement, Romney certainly didn't help dispel rumors when he changed his Twitter account to say he lived in Utah instead of Massachusetts.

Since then, Romney and President Donald Trump have spoken on the phone. An anonymous source told The Salt Lake Tribune Trump encouraged Romney to run, but the White House did not confirm that. 

Romney has not publicly stated whether he's going to pursue a seat on Capitol Hill. He has until the middle of March to formally declare his candidacy.