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List of possibile candidates for a U.S. Senate run in Utah is growing

Sep 27, 2023, 5:23 PM | Updated: Sep 28, 2023, 9:10 am

Utah Rep. John Curtis has been named as one of the most effective members of Congress. Curtis has proposed legislation that prevent members of Congress from being paid if there is a government shutdown. (File photo of Rep. John Curtis, Rick Bowmer / AP)

(File photo of Rep. John Curtis, Rick Bowmer / AP)

SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, is reportedly very seriously looking at a run to fill the seat currently held by Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah.

The Deseret News reports they spoke with Curtis earlier on Wednesday, and that he said he’s very interested in the opportunity.

 

His campaign manager told KSL NewsRadio that the team has “been in full gear” since Sen. Mitt Romney, R-UT, announced he would not seek a second term as U.S. Senator.

Text from Curtis campaign to KSL NewsRadio’s Lindsay Aerts.

 

Meanwhile, Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson, who has been rumored to be running, is expected to announce his bid in a speech on Wednesday night.

Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs, who has picked up support from the Utah Fraternal Order of Police has also announced that he’s in the Senate race. 

This story is developing and will be updated.

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List of possibile candidates for a U.S. Senate run in Utah is growing