Report: Romney Planning to Run for Hatch’s Senate Seat

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch has reportedly told allies that he plans to retire and that Mitt Romney will run to replace him. According to The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins, “Sources close to both men said plans have already been set in motion for Hatch to retire and for Romney to run, but they cautioned that the timing of the announcements have not yet been finalized, and that either man could still change his mind. They spoke on condition of anonymity, because the plans are not yet public, and the subject is sensitive to Hatch. Already, though, the expected developments are reshaping the state’s political landscape.”