SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The possibility of a third Mitt Romney presidential run has received mixed reactions around the country, but in Romney's adopted home of Utah, many are excited at the idea.

Romney, the most-high profile Mormon in America, is hugely popular in Utah, where more than 60 percent of the residents are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Romney confirmed last week that he's thinking about running for president again after serving as the Republican nominee in 2012.

He also ran in 2008. Last year, Utah's Republican Party collected more than 130,000 signatures in an online petition to encourage Romney a third time. Utah GOP chairman James Evans says he doubts the campaign changed Romney's mind but he's thrilled anyway that the former Massachusetts Governor is thinking about it.