SALT LAKE CITY — Mitt Romney appears to be back in the game.
Early poll numbers from Utah voters showed Romney with a lead over Democratic candidate Jenny Wilson.
Multiple news outlets — the Associated Press, NBC News, CBS News and CNN — all projected Romney as the winner of the U.S Senate race.
Twitter reacted to Romney’s apparent return to Washington.
Just remembered that Mitt Romney is going to become a Senator tonight, which is exciting.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 6, 2018
CNN: @MittRomney wins his bid for Utah Senate
— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) November 7, 2018
— Dan Primack (@danprimack) November 7, 2018
Romney wins a Senate seat in Utah, networks declaring it as the polls close there
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) November 7, 2018
can we please revive all the mitt romney parody twitter accounts now
— Jessica Misener (@jessmisener) November 7, 2018
Senator Mitt Romney
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) November 7, 2018
Mitt Romney finally wins a second election
— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) November 7, 2018
Way back in April of last year, I reported that @MittRomney was exploring a Senate bid in Utah. The headline: “Senator Mitt Romney?” https://t.co/HxAOZWV3f8 Now, we can remove the question mark, as AP officially calls the race.
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) November 7, 2018
Not even a detectable murmur in the crowded Trump hotel lobby as Fox calls the race for Mitt Romney.
— A source close to Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) November 7, 2018
Mitt Romney’s headed to Washington, y’all.
— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) November 7, 2018
Mitt Romney becomes the first politician in 173 years to serve as governor of one state and then US senator in another (last to accomplish the feat was Sam Houston, who was Tennessee governor before his legendary exploits in Texas, where he also won election to US Senate in 1846)
— Matt Viser (@mviser) November 7, 2018
Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor who is also the son of a Michigan governor, wins a Senate seat in Utah. Be patient, other 47 states: one at a time
— Tim Molloy (@TimAMolloy) November 7, 2018
National Republican Senate Committee Chairman Cory Gardner already welcomed Romney.
Cory Gardner welcomes new colleague Mitt Romney pic.twitter.com/2QNDvE9XFe
— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) November 7, 2018
Source:: Deseret News – Utah News