Romney going door to door to boost support for Republicans in Utah

Senate candidate and former Republican presidential nominee Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyIraq War looms over Trump battle with Iran Alabama state senator introduces bill to repeal state's abortion ban Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — McConnell, Kaine offer bill to raise tobacco buying age to 21 | Measles outbreak spreads to 24 states | Pro-ObamaCare group launches ad blitz to protect Dems MORE has been going door to door in Utah to boost voter interest for other GOP candidates.

"I do get a, 'What are you doing here? How did you arrive here?'" Romney told Fox News recently, when asked how he's received as he goes from house to house.


"Of course, the reaction changes from door to door. Some Democrats are not as enthusiastic as some Republicans," Romney said. "But by and large a very big welcome."

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee is well-known in the state: The Salt Lake City Winter Olympics hired him as president and CEO when the 2002 games were in the midst of a revenue shortfall.

A spokesperson for Romney's campaign told The Hill he campaigned for Davis County Commission candidate Lorene Kamalu and Utah House candidate Melissa Ballard.

Throughout the midterms, he has actively campaigned for other Utah Republicans, supporting 41 state and local hopefuls as well as nine national candidates.

Romney's own Senate race has been relatively quiet, given poll numbers suggest he will win easily against his Democratic opponent, Jenny Wilson, with the election less than a week away.

"I think I'm the one guy who will be in the United States Senate — if I get there — that's actually run for president and not planning on doing it again," Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, told Fox.

"And as a result of that I think I have the freedom to really focus on issues that the people of our state care about and the people of our country care about."

"That relates to our budget deficit, the amount of debt we have, as well as our immigration policies," he said. "So there's a lot I hope to be able to do."