Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's in Utah Wednesday, one day after he made a swing through the crucial early-voting state of Nevada.
The former Massachusetts governor and former Republican presidential candidate, who appears to be gearing up for another bid for the White House, is meeting with friends, supporters and potential donors in Utah, a senior Romney adviser confirms to CNN.
The meetings come as Romney released a new video highlighting parts his speech Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The video, which has the feel of an extended campaign commercial, is up on the website of the Free and Strong America PAC, Romney's political action committee, and will be emailed out to PAC supporters.
CPAC is the largest annual gathering of conservatives from across the country and, coming less than a year before the start of the 2012 presidential primary and caucus calendar, it was the first real cattle call for probable and potential GOP White House hopefuls. The conference concluded with a presidential straw poll. Romney came in second for the second straight year to Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who also made a bid for the last Republican presidential nomination.
Monday found Romney in Nevada, where the state's caucuses go third in next year's GOP presidential primary and caucus season. Romney gave a keynote address to the International Franchise Association's annual conference in Las Vegas and met with potential campaign donors.
The visit to Utah is a homecoming of sorts for Romney, who went to school at Brigham Young University, headed up the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and once owned a home in Park City.
Romney won 90 percent of the vote in Utah's 2008 GOP presidential primary. But this time he may have some competition. Former Utah Gov. and current U.S. Ambassador to China John Huntsman is considering a bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Huntsman says he'll leave his post in Beijing to return stateside by the end of April.
A Deseret News/KSL poll released Saturday indicates that in a hypothetical match up between Romney and Huntsman, 56 percent of Utah voters say they'd back Romney, with 26 percent supporting Huntsman. Among Republicans, Huntsman's support drops to 15 percent compared with Romney's 72 percent. Utah's GOP primaries are closed to non-Republicans.
Both men are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. LDS members are the dominant voting bloc in Utah.
- CNN's Gabriella Schwarz contributed to this report
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