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Utah media: If Romney runs, he wins

From left, Mayor Rocky Anderson of Salt Lake City, Mitt Romney, Orrin Hatch, and Mike Leavitt, governor of Utah, attend a press conference on the 2002 Winter Olympics public safety. Photo: Tom Williams / Roll Call / Getty Images

The unsurprising announcement by Senate President Pro Tem Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), 83, that he's retiring at the end of this term — and his likely replacement by Mitt Romney, who yesterday changed his Twitter location to "Holladay, UT" — is "another political setback for Mr. Trump," per N.Y. Times' Jonathan Martin:

Why it matters: "Romney's potential ascent is particularly alarming to the White House because the former presidential candidate has an extensive political network and could use the Senate seat as a platform to again seek the nomination."