Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah., is unsure whether he will seek another term in the Senate next cycle, according to a recent interview discussing a potential 2024 run for re-election.
While speaking to Politico, Romney said that while he believes he would win, he has not made any final decisions to run.
“I haven’t made a decision, finally,” Romney told the outlet. “And probably won’t do that anytime in the immediate future.”
The Republican senator, who voted to impeach former President Trump, told Politico winning is “not a question in my mind.”
Mitt Romney was sworn in as Senator of Utah in 2019. (Elizabeth Frantz)
“I’ve faced long odds: Getting the nomination in 2012 was a long shot, becoming a Republican governor in one of the most liberal states in America, Massachusetts,” he said.
“I’m convinced that if I run, I win. But that’s a decision I’ll make,” Romney said of a potential re-election bid.
Romney was the GOP nominee in the 2012 presidential election and was defeated by former President Obama.
Sen. Mitt Romney recently voted yes on a procedural vote on federal legislation protecting same-sex marriages. (Drew Angerer)
In April, Newt Gingrich told Fox News that he did not think Romney could win a statewide Senate race in Utah — particularly after Romney announced his support for President Biden’s Supreme Court Justice nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to see Romney run in the Republican primary. I think he’s more likely to run for president than for re-election in the Senate. It’s a free country, I think he has every right to do what he thinks is best, but I think you clearly see Massachusetts values in a Utah senator. And I think that’s probably not sustainable, and he can’t get re-elected,” Gingrich told Fox News.
Aubrie Spady is a Freelance Production Assistant for Fox News Digital.