Ousted Utah Senator Bob Bennett (R.) will hold a press conference on Thursday to discuss his political future. Bennett hasn’t ruled out a write-in campaign, and the conventional thinking is that you don’t hold a press conference to announce that you are not going to be doing something. That being said, the event is at NRSC headquarters in D.C., an unlikely spot for Bennett to announce his intentions to run against the party’s official candidate.
My weird guess? Bennett will run as a write-in in the primary, not the general. Remember, Bennett was dealt a loss by state GOP delegates in the convention stage of the Utah’s unusual two-stage primary. He could thus make a slightly-less-ridiculous version of the Crist case, that he wants to appeal directly to the state’s (Republican) voters before admitting defeat.