“I’ve always said that I’ve got one more run left in our bones. And I don’t know what that will be. But I love this country,” Huntsman, 56, told co-hosts Scott Lanman and Daniel Moss on Bloomberg’s “Benchmark,” a weekly podcast on the global economy.
“We’re going to take a good look at maybe a future Senate run in the state of Utah,” said Huntsman, who was elected twice as governor, was President Barack Obama’s U.S. ambassador to China and made an unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
Hatch, 82, had previously said his current six-year term would be his last, but he told Roll Call after Donald Trump’s election that “circumstances have greatly changed” and he’ll reconsider running again.
Huntsman said his decision “in part would be based on what Senator Hatch chooses to do,” and poked at the chamber’s senior Republican for his four decades in office. Hatch is chairman of the Finance Committee and previously was head of the Judiciary Committee.
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