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Senator Mitt Romney?

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After months of speculation, Mitt Romney announced last week that he's running for the US Senate. Most observers say the former presidential candidate's victory in November is all but assured. But why the Senate? And why now? And what can Romney do for Utah.

RadioWest divider.

Tuesday, we’re talking about Mitt Romney’s bid for the US Senate. He's vying for the seat held by Orrin Hatch since the Ford Administration, and pundits say he’ll likely steamroll whatever competition lines up against him. Romney is after all a former presidential candidate, a former state governor, and the CEO of Utah’s 2002 Winter Olympics. His approval rating in the state is sky high. But why the Senate? And why now? And what can Romney do for Utahns?

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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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