First-term Utah Senator Mitt Romney (R) isn’t ready to announce his re-election bid yet but he’s confident in the outcome.
During an interview with Politico, Sen. Romney wouldn’t reveal if he plans to seek another term in the Senate in 2024 but expressed his confidence in leading another successful campaign.
“I’ve faced long odds: Getting the nomination in 2012 was a long shot, becoming a Republican governor in one of the most liberal states in America, Massachusetts. … So I’m convinced that if I run, I win. But that’s a decision I’ll make,” the first-term Utah senator told the news outlet.
Romney previously served as the Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee. However, the Republican has made a name for himself by bucking his own party and his repeated criticism of former President Trump.
Romney voted to convict the former president in both impeachment trials, the single GOP senator to do so in the first trial and among one of seven GOP senators the second time around. Trump was ultimately acquitted in both trials.
High-profile Republicans have stayed quiet over Romney’s potential re-election bid but have signaled they plan to support his next campaign.
“He’s been a really important part of our conference. People respect his intelligence, his assessment of the era we find ourselves in. And I think his running for reelection would be very important,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Politico. “It’s important for the Republican Party and the country that he runs again.”