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.
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
"The tea party, big-spending PACs and challenger Dan Liljenquist failed Tuesday to force 78-year-old Orrin Hatch into retirement," the Salt Lake Tribune reports. "The self-proclaimed 'tough old bird' flew easily through the GOP prim... Read Post