Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has an unlikely ally in former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden made the comment to Romney Friday, June 9, 2017 at a luxury resort in Utah, where Romney was hosting an annual invitation-only business and politics summit.

Biden also said he thought Romney should run for a seat in the Senate next year.

Politico reports that Biden encouraged Romney to run at Romney's annual E2 Summit in Park City. The comment was quick and off-hand, but the crowd of Romney loyalists appreciated it and applauded.

There's speculation Biden may be planning his own run for president in 2020, and last month formed a political action committee. The former senator from DE has made regular public appearances since leaving office, often criticizing President Donald Trump.

Romney says he called "virtually all the former secretaries of state" including Clinton and all of them including Clinton told him to take the job.

After being looked over as a finalist for secretary of state in the Trump administration, Romney has spent time campaigning for GOP candidates and taking to social media to weigh in on political matters. However, despite his previous ardent criticism of Trump, Romney appeared to embrace the president-elect after the pair met to discuss Romney potentially filling the position. Romney has not denied any intention to run. But first, Republican Sen.

Romney, a former MA governor, is a Mormon and owns a home in Utah. Articles featured include reporting on world news, politics, finance, health, entertainment and technology.

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