Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah

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The former governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, has received unlikely support from his former political rival, Joe Biden.

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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According to CNN, Biden was speaking at Romney's annual ideas summit in Park City, Utah attended by donors and business leaders.

One person in attendance — videographer Dean Dykema from Maryland — said Romney didn't give any indication he's considering a run if Hatch decides against seeking re-election. Biden is encouraging former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to run for a senate seat in Utah now held by Orrin Hatch if the senator decides to retire next year.

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On Friday in Utah, Romney and Biden did not discuss the 2012 election where they ran on opposing tickets, but Biden did discuss the 2016 election.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 3: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden prepares for the ceremonial swearing in of senators in the Old Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol January 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. After being passed over for Trump's secretary of state, Romney has campaigned for GOP candidates and weighed in on political matters via social media. Romney spoke about Donald Trump calling him a fraud and arguing against his nomination. Romney has not denied any intention to run.

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Hatch, who has been in office since 1977, has said he hasn't decided if he'll seek another term but he might step aside if Romney ran.

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