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Hatch Will Face Primary

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) "came up just short of the support needed to claim his party's nomination for the seventh time, forcing him into a primary election with state Sen. Dan Liljenquist in June," the Salt Lake Tribune reports. "After two rounds of balloting, Hatch had the support of 59.1 percent, a handful of votes short of the 60 percent threshold to claim the nomination outright.
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Breaking: Utah Delegates Force Orrin Hatch Into Primary in Senate Race

US Politics / Conservative : Gateway Pundit (2 years ago)

Utah Republican delegates forced longtime Senator Orrin Hatch into a primary race today at the state convention. Hatch will face Sen. Dan Liljenquist in a June 26 primary. Strib.com has a livefeed from the convention today. Broadcas... Read Post

Hatch Cruises to Easy Primary Win

Politics / US Politics : Taegan Goddard's Political Wire (2 years ago)

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More 2012: Hatch survives convention, but still faces primary

Politics / US Politics : First Read (2 years ago)

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