Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah

11 June, 2017, 09:00 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Mitt Romney

Former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden is urging Mitt Romney to run for the U.S. Senate next year.

On Friday, Mitt Romney met with a number of friends and political donors in Park City, Utah, to talk about the future of his brand in the now tumultuous political climate.

Biden on Friday told a closed door gathering at the E2 Summit, he knew Clinton would lose key battleground states from having campaigned himself in those states, Politico reported Saturday. The event featured a number of big-name political operatives, including Joe Biden, who reportedly criticized Hillary Clinton during his own speech.

Biden was appearing at Romney's annual E2 Summit in Deer Valley, Utah, and the two were leading a discussion in front of the summit's attendees Friday evening. But people who were there confirmed the conversation, and described it as a warm, bipartisan talk.

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One person who attended the meeting said it was a quick, off-hand comment, but Romney supporters broke into applause.

Hatch has said he hasn't made a decision, but might step aside if Romney gets in.

Romney spoke the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about Hatch's seat earlier this year. Robert Bennett. Bennett was defeated by a tea party-backed Republican, Mike Lee.

The two men were on opposite sides of the 2012 election - Biden as the running mate of President Barack Obama and Romney as a Republican presidential candidate. The former DE senator has made regular public appearances since leaving office, and has often used them to criticize President Donald Trump.

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