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Trump, Romney Talk by Phone

Love's political adviser said she isn't considering the Senate race, despite a PAC's push.

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Kimberly Railey
Jan. 5, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

“President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Mitt Romney on Thursday evening, a conversation that comes amid mounting speculation that Romney—a fierce Trump critic—is preparing to run for” Sen. Orrin Hatch’s (R) seat. “The brief call, which was described by two sources who were briefed on it, lasted less than 10 minutes. The president wished Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, best of luck in his future endeavors.” (Politico)

ROMNEY RESISTANCE. A super PAC that backed former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore (R) in Alabama, Solution Fund, “is now encouraging” Rep. Mia Love (R-04) to seek Hatch’s seat, as a way to block Romney’s path. Love “quickly condemned the effort.”

“I didn’t support Roy Moore, and I certainly don’t support this PAC,” Love wrote Thursday on Twitter. “I am outraged they are using my name to raise money for their interests.”

“The super PAC, based in Louisiana, spent $11,000 on digital advertising to support Love’s potential candidacy.”

Love’s political adviser, Dave Hansen, “said Love is not considering a Senate run and is instead ‘focusing on her congressional race.’” (Salt Lake Tribune)

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