GOProud has named their 2012 Senate endorsements.Scott Brown (R-MA) (incumbent)Connie Mack (R-FL)Tom Smith (R-PA)Elizabeth Emken (R-CA)Barry Hinckley (R-RI)Dean Heller (R-NV) (incumbent)Orrin Hatch (R-UT) (incumbent)Jeff Flake (R-AZ)Linda...Show More Summary
DENVER – Sen. Orrin Hatch tried to be nice, he really did. The senator took the Crowne Plaza stage at the post-debate Conservative Political Action Conference, and asked his audience to indulge one backhanded compliment of President Barack Obama.
Denver — Orrin Hatch has been in the Senate since 1977, but he has only attended a handful of presidential debates. “The first one was probably Reagan in 1980,” he tells me as we chat outside of the University of Denver’s debate hall. Show More Summary
It’s either the smartest or the laziest campaign strategy yet. Senator Orrin Hatch’s Democratic opponent is trying to get votes on the argument that if elected again, the incumbent Hatch won’t live through his next term. No, it’s not a threat. Democratic candidate Scott Howell just doesn’t think that Orrin Hatch’s health will carry him [...]Show More Summary
Utah Democratic Senate candidate Scott Howell is attacking incumbent Orrin Hatch for being 78 years old, even going so far as saying in a fundraising letter that Hatch “could die before his term is through.”…
(CNN) - Don't vote for Orrin Hatch, the six-term senator's opponent says. Why? Because, Democratic candidate Scott Howell says in a fundraising letter, he could "die before his term is through." – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker – Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November. [...]
The Democrats' long-shot challenger to Utah senator Orrin Hatch, Scott Howell, sent out a fund-raising e-mail to supporters on Sunday that argued that the 78-year-old incumbent could "die before his term is through." Because if there's one thing that fires up donors, it's the chance to really stick it to ... More »
We've seen campaigns play the age card before, but a new fundraising email from upstart Utah Democratic Senate candidate Scott Howell may take the cake. Howell, who's challenging long-time Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch this November, sent a fundraising email to supporters this week that warned voters of "the risk of an 80-year-old man taking office, [...]
Congressman Pete Sessions discusses Paul Ryan. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. United States Senator Orrin Hatch.
With NR ace Bob Costa, I sat down with Orrin Hatch, who covered the waterfront with us: Romney, Akin, the Senate of today, the Senate of tomorrow, the Senate of yesterday. He told us an excellent, dramatic tale involving Bob Byrd, Russell Long, Fritz Hollings, and other such figures. Show More Summary
Republican Orrin Hatch once voted for a constitutional amendment in 2006 to ban same-sex marriage. But now he's up for reelection in Utah and seems to be more focused on states rights. read more
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who is Mitt Romney's most prominent Mormon supporter in the U.S. Senate, broke with Romney on Wednesday when he told Michelangelo Signorile that he supports states rights over a federal ban on same-sex marriage: Walking through...
Last week, with the help of Senator Orrin Hatch, the Senate Finance Committee voted to extend dozens of special interest tax preferences for green energy – preferences that are nothing more than subsidies and market distorters. Included...Show More Summary
Whew! It’s good the Utah primary is over with. Now Senator Hatch can relapse into his natural modus operandi. As we’ve noted before, at the end of every calendar year, Congress passes a ‘tax extenders’ bill to temporarily reauthorize...Show More Summary
The Senate today voted down a tax plan crafted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) by a vote of 45-54. The plan would have extended all of the Bush tax cuts — including those on income in excess of $250,000 — while eliminating tax credits that benefit 20 million [...]
As the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, Orrin Hatch is the Republican point man on taxes in the Senate. And he’s got a plan. It’s called the Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2013. He’s even got Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Senate Republicans, as a co-sponsor. Hatch’s plan would extend all the Bush tax cuts for another year. Show More Summary
The Senate GOP plan to preserve the Bush tax cuts on incomes above $250,000 already amounts to a budget-busting tax cut for the rich, and in addition to it, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) also added another tax cut that benefits only the super-wealthy. The Hatch-McConnell plan effectively eliminates the [...]
Is the old Orrin Hatch back? The Utah Republican Senator, who survived a tea party challenge last month by focusing on his conservatism and voting in lockstep with his party’s ideological right wing over the last two years, appears to be shifting back into deal-maker mode, according to an AP report Monday. But Hatch’s spokeswoman is disputing the story. Read full article >>
Below is Senator Orrin Hatch’s letter inquiring about the employment of Richard Griffin during his tenure with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). The letter expresses concern about the legitimacy of President Obama’s appointing Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board. Show More Summary