"I will make that decision down the road", Romney, who is running for US Senate, said in an interview with CNN as he waited for his turn to speak at the Utah GOP convention where he was vying for his party's nomination.
Romney also failed to win a majority at the Utah GOP convention, coming in with 49 percent of delegates' support to Rep. Mike Kennedy's 51 percent for the nomination to fill retiring Sen.
And while a Romney win is still likely, the candidate will have another hurdle to jump through before the election.
"So I'm not a cheap date", he said.
Romney's bid for the seat was endorsed by both Hatch and President Donald Trump and he managed to raise $1.68 million for the campaign versus Kennedy's $289,000. "Frankly, given the fact that I collected signatures and the delegates don't like people who collect signatures, I'm delighted with the outcome", Romney said, according to the Desert News.
Conservatives have for several years fought in court and in the Legislature to overturn the state law allowing signature gathering, seeing it as weakening the power of the convention and its delegates. "I'm glad I did it that way". Had either candidate received 60% of the vote, they would have clinched the nomination outright.
Romney dismissed the analogy, saying he has established political stances.
During Saturday's GOP convention in Utah, Romney faced 11 other candidates. While Romney was one of the most prominent Never Trumpers during the 2016 election, he then publicly auditioned to be Trump's secretary of State.
On the second round of voting, Utah state representative Mike Kennedy emerged in the lead with 50.88%.
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Romney, 71, asked for delegates' votes after spending two months on the campaign trail visiting dairy farms, taking selfies with college students and making stump speeches in small towns. "First, none of us is David". And secondly, I'm not Goliath. "I'm not Goliath. Washington, D.C., is Goliath".
Romney offered a characteristically awkward retort, correcting Kennedy on his biblical metaphor and claiming he's the one who'll take on the status quo in D.C.