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Ann Romney is said to support a Senate bid by her husband

Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney attended the press presentation of the newly constructed Mormon temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Le Chesnay, west of Paris, on March 7, 2017. –European Photo Agency

WASHINGTON — As Mitt Romney considers whether to run for an open US Senate seat in Utah, the person who can most influence him is encouraging him to get into the race: his wife, Ann.

Ann Romney — a confidant for nearly all of Romney’s adult life and frequent catalyst for his political ambitions — is fully supporting a campaign for Senate, another strong indicator he will run, according to four people close to the Romneys. Her own battle with multiple sclerosis is not a major factor, with all signs indicating that her health remains strong, the people said.

“I think most folks would love to have the relationship Ann and Mitt have — an Ozzie and Harriett-esque, honest relationship,’’ said one of the people, who like the others spoke on the condition of anonymity. “It’s easy to say she would be very supportive. To say the least.’’

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