Mitt Romney reveals which 2016 candidate he's voting for

Romney Asks Ohio Voters to Support Kasich
Romney Asks Ohio Voters to Support Kasich

Mitt Romney revealed Friday he plans to vote for Republican candidate Ted Cruz in Utah's caucuses Tuesday.

The 2012 Republican presidential candidate, who owns a home in Holladay, encouraged voters to vote for the Texas senator, in an effort to block Trump from winning.

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"Today, there is a contest between Trumpism and Republicanism," Romney said in a statement he posted to Facebook. "Through the calculated statements of its leader, Trumpism has become associated with racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia, vulgarity and, most recently, threats and violence. I am repulsed by each and every one of these."

The former Massachusetts governor's latest comments come just weeks after he gave a scathing speech about Trump, calling the current GOP front-runner a "phony" and "con-man," while pointing out his multiple inconsistencies.

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"The only path that remains to nominate a Republican rather than Mr. Trump is to have an open convention," Romney wrote. "At this stage, the only way we can reach an open convention is for Senator Cruz to be successful in as many of the remaining nominating elections as possible."

Earlier this week Romney spoke at a campaign rally for Republican candidate John Kasich. However, he explained in his post today he realizes voting for Kasich will likely end with a Trump victory.

"I like Governor John Kasich. I have campaigned with him," Romney said. "He has a solid record as governor. I would have voted for him in Ohio. But a vote for Governor Kasich in future contests makes it extremely likely that Trumpism would prevail."

Cruz responded to Romney's support, tweeting his thanks.

Trump also took to Twitter following Romney's announcement, calling Romney a "mixed up man who doesn't have a clue."

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