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Utah Senate candidate to run against Mitt Romney
Romney loses the Republican nomination and the head of the primary school. Mike Kennedy opens up about the race.
With sen. Orrin Hatch into retirement this year, two men vying for the Republican nomination to replace him: Mitt Romney and Mike Kennedy.
Like Romney, Kennedy rich-just not nearly as much. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Kennedy’s net worth somewhere between $1.1 million and $ 2.6 million. In comparison to Romney 73.7 million and at least $between $271 million, the newspaper said.
Kennedy and Romney to seek the nomination for hatch’s seat. Who wins, is the face of Jenny Wilson, a Councilwoman Democrat, in the General election.
Ironically, Romney lost his Massachusetts Senate money to a Kennedy-Ted Kennedy — in 1994.
The Republican duo are expected to face off in a debate on 29.
Read on for a look at the Republican candidates.
President Trump has already Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts endorsed for the Senate from Utah.
This Senate, Mitt Romney, race is not the first rodeo. He is subject to Massachusetts, ran for the Senate, and received the name of the 2012 Republican presidential candidates. In addition, Romney, President of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, when it was behind the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
To defeat at the Utah Republican earlier this year, Romney was not able to avoid state Rep. Mike Kennedy. July Runoff Election.
But Romney, 71, told the Deseret News that he already has a relationship built with dozens of members of the Senate over the years.
Romney was one of President Trump, the sharpest Republican critics in the election of 2016. According to Romney, the tension has slowed down, especially after he called for the foreign Minister job.
“I’m with his domestic political agenda, which he has, so far — lower taxes, less regulation, less bureaucracy,” Romney told the Deseret News. He added that Trump was “pretty effective”, so far.
In February, Trump, Romney for the Senate seat.
While Romney much of his life has been spent in Massachusetts, he called Utah his home for at least 10 years, according to Deseret News. Utah has a seat Romney, his permanent place of residence since 2014. Romney said he and his wife plan to live in the state for the “rest of [her] life.”
With the now speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan as his running mate, Romney ran for President in 2012, losing as the Republican candidate to the incumbent President Barack Obama. However, Romney wore in Utah, the election with more than 72 percent of the vote.
Romney is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Harvard University. He would later co-found the investment firm Bain Capital. He and his wife Ann have five children and 24 grandchildren, according to his campaign website.
In addition to being a state legislator, Mike Kennedy has also practiced law and medicine.
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Since 2013, Mike Kennedy served as a state representative in Utah. But the 49-year-old has many jobs, including practice, law, and medicine.
In spite of Mitt Romney fame, Kennedy June runoff election between the two candidates at the state GOP convention in April, finishing in front of the former presidential candidates forced. But as The spectrum is reported, win the votes of Utahns is a process other than the delegates at the Republican convention.
Kennedy focus in the U.S. Senate would be deficit which, depending on the spectrum. He said, a climbing deficit “would be the greatest threat to our national security.”
On his campaign website, Kennedy is the acquisition of national monuments for the “political control” instead of just “protection of historic and cultural attractions suggested.” He also said that education decisions would be best for the state and local governments, in contrast to “non-elected bureaucrats in Washington.”
According to the Deseret News, Kennedy, and sponsored a law passed to template during the 2018 legislature: legislation, the mandates of the Utah Driver License Division and the State Board of Education student driver’s to inform you how you can improve the air quality and the emissions of a vehicle. He was also asked to lead the Utah School Safety Commission in the Wake of the recent mass school shootings that have plagued the nation, the newspaper said.
In the legislature, he is a member of the Health and Human Services, house rules, and transportation committees, among others.
Kennedy said he was raised by a single “less than happy circumstances, and added that he “worked hard to find success and a better life for his family.”
Kennedy is a graduate of Brigham Young University, before attending Michigan State University for medical school. To earn, he would later a law degree from BYU.
He and his wife have eight children.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.