Utah Mayor says that Sen. Mitt Romney is out of touch and it's time for a change
Staggs is planning to run against Romney in the 2024 Republican primary for U.S. Senate.
Mayor Trent Staggs of Riverton, Utah, says that Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney doesn't represent the people and it's time for a different voice in Washington, D.C.
"They feel like Senator Romney has not represented them, has not represented their values — particularly Republicans — and so many have come out wanting somebody else who's a true conservative," Staggs told the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "Utahns deserve a true conservative to represent them in the seat."
Staggs is planning to run against Romney in the 2024 Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Romney filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission in April, but he hasn't formally announced his reelection bid.
"We've developed quite a coalition," Staggs said. "I have scores of mayors, county commissioners and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) that have come and endorsed our campaign."
The Utah FOP union President Brian Schnee said in his endorsement that Staggs "continually shows through his words and action what it means to support law enforcement."
Staggs has said some of the major issues he will run on include lowering taxes, preserving Utah's public lands and combating soft-on-crime policies.
"Utahns are very conservative," he stated on an episode of the "John Solomon Reports" podcast. "They don't like debt. That's the way I've operated my city. We have the lowest debt per capita that we've ever had in our community."