Romney flew into Blanding, where he met with elected officials, party officials, and local residents.
In the evening, he attended the Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife banquet, where he joined a number of local residents and hunting enthusiasts. Later, he joined the Grand County Republican Lincoln Day dinner in Moab.
The candidate sat down for a brief interview with the San Juan Record. Since he may be more well-known nationally than any candidate in history, the interview focused on Utah and San Juan County.
Romney said that, if elected, his primary goal is to represent the good people of Utah in the US Senate. He is running a campaign that will include visits to every corner of the state and with as many Utahns as possible.
In response to a question about his connection with Utah, Romney stated that he has lived in Utah for about ten years of his life, including his time as a student at Brigham Young University, as the director of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee, and as a full-time resident of the state since 2014.
Romney made Massachusetts his headquarters during a successful career and served as the Governor of Massachusetts.
When asked about overcoming divisiveness and partisan rancor, on the national, state and local level, Romney said his experience as Governor may be very helpful.
“I served as the Republican Governor of the most Democratic state in the Union. They found that they could work with me,” said Romney, who added that he did not attack the leadership of the other parties.
Romney stated that he has campaigned for “40 or 50” of the sitting Senators and knows them well. “I think that I can move in and be more successful than the typical junior Senator from a state,” he said.
Romney stated that he hoped to help change the negative tone in Washington, DC. However, he admitted that the tone is set at the top.
“President Trump and I know and respect one another,” said Romney. He said he is confident that he can work with the President to accomplish many things.