Romney is expected to take the signature-gathering route to the ballot, but it’s unclear whether he’ll also pursue the GOP nomination through the caucus/convention system as well.
Romney is expected to cruise to victory in November. A UtahPolicy.com survey from November found Romney would sprint past likely Democratic nominee Jenny Wilson by 51-points in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup.
Five other Republicans have declared they are also pursuing the GOP nomination to replace Hatch, and Rep. Dan McCay is also reportedly considering a run. Democrats Jenny Wilson and Mitchell Vice are also in the race as is Libertarian Craig Bowden.