2012 United States presidential election

February 19, 2018 - 10:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP's presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring...
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In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sits behind the wheel of a tractor during a tour of Gibson's Green Acres Dairy in Ogden, Utah. If Romney becomes Utah's next senator, many Republicans are looking to the him to take up John McCain's mantle as an elder statesman, willing to take on Donald Trump and serve as a political and moral counterweight to a president they see as divisive and undignified. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)`
February 17, 2018 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified. First he has to get elected. The 2012 GOP nominee for president announced...
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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stands near cows during a tour of Gibson's Green Acres Dairy Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Ogden, Utah. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate plans to bid for the seat being vacated by retiring seven-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 16, 2018 - 11:05 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington. Having been one of the Republican Party's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007, file photo, Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. Michael Cohen tells The New York Times he was not reimbursed by the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign for the payment to Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
February 15, 2018 - 12:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump's attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with the man who is now president, her manager told The Associated Press. At the same time, developments...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the tech sector during an industry conference, in Salt Lake City. Romney plans to announce his Utah Senate campaign Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Three people with direct knowledge of the plan say Romney will formally launch his campaign in a video. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 14, 2018 - 11:53 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney is preparing to announce a bid for Utah's Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, a position some hope the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will use to continue his biting criticism of President Donald Trump. Romney, who once called Trump "a phony" who was unfit for...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the tech sector during an industry conference dubbed Silicon Slopes, the nickname for Utah's burgeoning cluster of tech companies, in Salt Lake City. Romney says he'll announce on Feb. 15 if he'll run for the Utah Senate seat held by Orrin Hatch. Romney says in a Twitter post Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, that he's looking forward to the announcement. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 01, 2018 - 3:52 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to announce on Feb. 15 if he'll run for the Utah Senate seat held by Orrin Hatch. Romney said in a Twitter post Thursday that he's looking forward to the announcement. The post included a link to his website , which no...
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This image released by NBC shows Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 1:44 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Democrats nationwide encourage Oprah Winfrey to seek the presidency in 2020, those closest to the media mogul are sending mixed messages about her political intentions. Her best friend, CBS News host Gayle King, said Tuesday that Winfrey is "intrigued" by the idea of a...
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This image released by NBC shows Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 7:30 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's impassioned call for "a brighter morning even in our darkest nights" at the Golden Globes has Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race — even if it's only a fantasy. Even so, for Democrats in early voting...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hatch says he is retiring after four decades in Senate (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 02, 2018 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate, opening the door for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for his seat. The 83-year-old Hatch, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, hand at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Hatch says he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the U.S. Senate. Hatch, 83, says he’s always been a fighter, “but every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves.” (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 02, 2018 - 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Orrin Hatch's announcement that he won't seek re-election (all times local): 5:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is congratulating Utah Republican Orrin Hatch on an "absolutely incredible career" after Hatch announced he will not be seeking re-election after more...
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