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Trump moves to block Romney from the Senate

Monday - 04/12/2017 10:51
The president is working hard to persuade 83-year-old Sen. Orrin Hatch to run for reelection, and Mitt isn't happy about it, people close to him say.
Mitt Romney leaves after meeting with then-President-elect Donald Trump at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club on Nov. 19, 2016. | Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images
Mitt Romney leaves after meeting with then-President-elect Donald Trump at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club on Nov. 19, 2016. | Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump is going all out to persuade seven-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to seek reelection — a push aimed in no small part at keeping the president’s longtime nemesis, Mitt Romney, out of the Senate.

Romney has been preparing to run for Hatch’s seat on the long-held assumption that the 83-year-old would retire. Yet Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history, is now refusing to rule out another campaign — a circumstance Romney’s infuriated inner circle blames squarely on the president. Their suspicions are warranted: Trump has sounded off to friends about how he doesn't like the idea of a Senator Romney.

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