Latest Mitt Romney News

Hatch laments loss of civility for US Senate in 'crisis'

Dec. 12, 2018 2:07 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah bemoaned the disappearance of political civility, kinship and cross-party collaboration during a farewell speech Wednesday where he called the Senate a legislative body in "crisis." Hatch, 84, will step down next month as the longest-serving...

Significant life, career dates of George H.W. Bush

Dec. 1, 2018 10:37 AM EST

Significant dates in the life of former President George H.W. Bush: — June 12, 1924: George Herbert Walker Bush is born in Milton, Massachusetts. — June 12, 1942: Enlists in Navy on 18th birthday. — Sept. 2, 1944: Plane is shot down in Pacific Ocean and two crewmates killed. Bush is rescued...

Not president, not yet a senator: Romney is starting over

Nov. 30, 2018 2:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney is a man in-between. He made it to Washington after all — but not as president of the United States, the office he sought twice and other men won. He's not yet a senator from Utah, either, until he's sworn in Jan. 3. Romney, lifelong executive in public and private...

AP Exclusive: Most Mormons back GOP, but fewer support Trump

Nov. 29, 2018 4:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — About two-thirds of Mormon voters nationwide favored Republicans in the midterm elections, but President Donald Trump's approval rating among members of the faith lagged behind, according to a nationwide survey of midterm voters. And as Republican Sen. Mitt Romney prepares to join the new...

Paul Ryan lists immigration, debt as biggest regrets

Nov. 29, 2018 1:16 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday named immigration and the national debt as his two biggest regrets as he prepares to leave office after 20 years in Congress, saying he has no immediate plans to return to public office. The Republican lawmaker from Wisconsin, the 2012 vice...

Oklahoma's new CEO governor must pivot from campaign

Nov. 23, 2018 1:14 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's CEO-turned-governor Kevin Stitt rocketed from virtually unknown in politics a year ago to the state's highest office, largely on his reputation as an outsider with no experience in elected office or state government. Aided by millions of his own money, the Tulsa mortgage...

Indiana's Young seeks to lead Senate GOP campaign committee

Nov. 8, 2018 3:39 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Sen. Todd Young has launched a bid to become chairman of Senate Republicans' campaign committee during the 2020 campaign, a cycle where the GOP will face a tougher electoral map that could undermine their recent gains in the chamber. A formal election for the position won't be...

Wisconsin Democrats rejoice: Scott Walker is finally gone

Nov. 7, 2018 7:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, beloved by Republicans for pushing through a conservative revolution but so reviled by liberals that they tried to recall him from office, warned for months that he was at risk of being overwhelmed by Democratic anger. He was right. The tide that swept him...

Energy and excesses: How Trump drove GOP's erratic campaign

Nov. 7, 2018 2:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Ryan had to know it was coming. The minute the House speaker shot down President Donald Trump's latest campaign-season gambit on immigration — an assertion that he could rewrite citizenship rights with the stroke of a pen — Ryan had to be braced for Trump's...

GOP keeps Senate control for 2 more years, triumph for Trump

Nov. 7, 2018 10:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans retained Senate control Tuesday after ousting Democratic incumbents in Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri, delivering a victory to President Donald Trump by preserving the chamber as a showplace for his conservative priorities for two more years. To seal the win, the GOP drew...