By Jason Patterson | United States
Former Massachusetts governor and the 2012 Republican nominee, Mitt Romney is apparently already being considered for a spot in Republican leadership, even though he has not yet said if he will run for Utah’s open Senate seat, according to a GOP source.
In a fundraising call with a GOP donor this week, the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s current chairman, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), stated that he “liked Romney” as a possible successor.
To add on top of that A source close to Romney speculated to the publication that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had already thrown his support behind the idea, and went further, saying McConnell was likely the one pushing.
Romney is planning to make his announcement on whether or not he plans to run on the 15th of January.
A spokesperson for McConnell told The Atlantic that they were unaware of any conversations Gardner has had with Romney.
His final statements were “I was not on any Gardner calls yesterday and am therefore unaware of any conversations he may have had,” the spokesperson said.