"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 primary, so now only Democrat Scott Howell stands between him and a record-shattering seventh term."
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is expected to announce today that he will not challenge Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) in a primary next year, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Incumbent Orrin Hatch versus Tea Party insurgent Dan Liljenquist. I can’t think of any reason to pick Hatch over Liljenquist, but Hatch might win by default because he’s the incumbent. The latest poll shows him leading 60-32.
Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Tea Party favorite, will not challenge Sen. Orrin Hatch in a senate primary this cycle, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. Chaffetz, who is holding a press conference this afternoon, has not offici...