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Mitt Romney to Announce Utah Senate Campaign Thursday: Sources

Mitt Romney is set to release a video message Thursday announcing his campaign for the Utah Senate seat soon to be vacated by Republican Orrin Hatch, two people close to Romney told NBC News.

The former presidential nominee and Massachusetts governor will follow that up with a campaign speech Friday at the Utah County Lincoln Day dinner Friday night, the sources said.

Hatch announced in January that he would be retiring at the end of his term, and Romney was reportedly interested in filling the seat.

And on Feb. 1, Romney said on social media that he would have a Feb. 15 announcement about the Utah Senate race.

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