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Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City.
I don't know how much longer we're going to have to do this "will he, won't he" kabuki dance around Mitt Romney's potential run for the U.S. Senate, but until then the media is latching on to every little piece of information we can get. Here's what we know: Everybody around Mitt Romney says he's getting ready to run in some manner, a few of them have come right out and said he's running. We don't know when he'll make it official, and nobody really has any idea when that will happen. Believe me, we're getting as tired of this phase of the story as you are.
We're inching closer and closer to a government shutdown. Herbert says he's pushing Romney to run. Utahns want stricter background checks for gun purchases but aren't sure stronger gun laws would have prevented mass shootings like what happened in Las Vegas.
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Gov. Gary Herbert tells UtahPolicy.com he has spoken to Mitt Romney and urged him to run for US Senate, but he won't elaborate on what Romney's reply was [Utah Policy].
It looks like the deep-pocketed donors who powered Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential bid are getting ready to throw campaign cash his way again. Romney doesn't need the money, but the growing consensus is he could challenge for, and win, a leadership position in Congress because of his clout and high profile [Utah Policy].
An overwhelming number of Utahns say they support background checks for all gun sales, but they're not sure that stricter gun laws would have prevented recent mass shootings in Las Vegas and at a Texas church [Utah Policy].
Other Utah headlines:
|Herbert says he's personally urged Romney to run for US Senate|
Gov. Gary Herbert says he's spoken to Mitt Romney about Utah's open U.S. Senate seat, but he won't discuss whether Romney told him if he was going to run. ...
|Most Utahns support background checks on gun sales, but aren't convinced more gun laws would stop mass shootings|
Nine out of 10 Utahns support government requiring background checks on ALL gun sales, a new UtahPolicy.com poll finds....
|Report: GOP mega-donors set to back Romney's Senate bid|
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says Mitt Romney will have the support of some of the GOP's biggest donors if he decides to run for Senate this year. ...
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"Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up." Mahatma Gandhi
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