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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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US Politics / US Elections : Top of the Ticket (4 years ago)

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Orrin Hatch starts to crack

Politics / US Politics : Political Animal (5 years ago)

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