SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – Now that Mitt Romney is officially running for the Utah Senate seat, it’s time to look at his campaign platform. His website is still sparse, but his announcement video is chalked full of information.
The video focuses on legal immigration, balancing the nation’s budget, and bringing “civility back to Washington.”
Jason Perry is the Director for the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He said, “I expect that this is going to be a Utah-centric campaign, that’s what you can pick up from his announcement this morning,”
The most emphatic moment of his announcement deals with donations to his campaign. Romney said, “If you give me this opportunity I will owe my Senate seat to no one but the people of Utah. No donor, no corporation will own my campaign, or bias my vote.”
It’s a promise we hear a lot from politicians, but experts say Romney might keep it. Perry explained, “He may have the advantage over other candidates in that he doesn’t have to say, give me a lot of money, he has a lot of money. I’m sure he will take donations but he is in a position to control his own message.”