Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is thought to be considering a run for the U.S. Senate, and people think one small change in his Twitter account hints that he is close to taking the plunge.
What was the change in his social media account?
Among those to notice the change was Bloomberg reporter Sahil Kapur:
First screenshot: 3:12 PM EST today
Second screenshot: 5:45 PM EST today
See if you can spot the difference. pic.twitter.com/OuxM7sc2cd
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) January 2, 2018
Romney, who is a former governor of the state of Massachusetts, changed the “location” in his Twitter account from Massachusetts to Holladay, Utah.
Why would Romney change it now?
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) revealed Tuesday that he was not going to seek re-election for the Utah office. Many believe Romney would be a strong contender if he chose to run for the seat.
Romney released a statement thanking Hatch for his service as a senator.
I join the people of Utah in thanking my friend, Senator Orrin Hatch for his more than forty years of service to our great state and nation. Read my full statement: https://t.co/YwjUpjez5y
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) January 2, 2018
“I join the people of Utah in thanking my friend, Senator Orrin Hatch for his more than forty years of service to our great state and nation,” Romney said.
“As Chairman of the Senate Finance and Judiciary Committees and as the longest-serving Republican Senator in U.S. history, Senator Hatch has represented the interests of Utah with distinction and honor. Ann and I wish Senator Orrin Hatch and his loving wife Elaine all the best in their future endeavors,” he concluded.
Romney was a vocal Trump critic before the presidential election, and Utah was one of the states where the president did poorly in the 2016 election.