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Mitt Romney will make Senate announcement Feb. 15

For those who have been waiting with bated breath for news on Mitt Romney's next move, hang tight for another two weeks.

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former governor of Massachusetts tweeted Thursday afternoon that he is "looking forward to making an announcement on February 15th about the Utah Senate race." It's been rumored for months now that Romney plans to run for the seat that will be vacated by retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch (R), and people close to him say he will formally announce he's running on the 15th, CNN reports.

A vocal critic of President Trump, Romney is popular in Utah. Since 2014, his primary residence has been in Park City, and he helped turn around the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. He's also Mormon, as is more than half of the Utah population. To get on the primary ballot, Romney can either seek the nomination at the Republican Party's April convention or get 28,000 signatures from registered Republicans in Utah.