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.
As the Salt Lake Tribune put it, there was a time in Utah politics when Republican officeholders could view their first election as a lifetime appointment. Not anymore. First, members of the state GOP meeting Saturday declined to le... Read Post
ORRIN HATCH STARTS TO CRACK.... MoveOn.org organized a protest at Sen. Orrin Hatch's (R-Utah) Salt Lake City office recently, objecting to the conservative senator's positions on health care policy and financing from the insurance i... Read Post