Steve Bannon Mulls Endorsing Hatch to Block Romney from Utah Senate Seat

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FILE – In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Steve Bannon speaks at a campaign rally for Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bannon and a political organization he’s linked to have plunged into Senate races in their drive to oust establishment Republican politicians. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

December 4, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is seeking candidates in Utah to prevent Mitt Romney from launching a successful Senate bid.

In a report published Sunday, Bannon is said to be looking to endorse Senator Orrin Hatch for the seat.

Bannon has launched a war on establishment politicians, promising to challenge every seat in the 2018 midterm elections.

Senator Hatch has recently realigned himself with the president’s agenda, and was a vital figure in passing the Senate tax bill.

“I’ll say this for you… he’s been one of the best presidents I’ve served under… and the reason is he’s not afraid to make decisions… he’s not afraid to take on the big mouths around here,” Hatch said about President Trump.

Hatch was elected into the Senate in 1977 and served under many presidents, including President Reagan.

One of Bannon’s associates told The Washington Examiner that if Bannon had to pick between Hatch and Romney, he’d pick Hatch 10 out of 10 times.