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Last night’s primaries

(Paul Mirengoff) Last night was a relatively quiet one on the primary front. That’s mainly because it became clear a month ago or more that Sen. Orrin Hatch would cruise to victory over insurgent candidate Dan Liljenquist. Nothing, then, for the MSM to fixate on here. Show More Summary

Hatch Cruises to Easy Primary Win

"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."

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch turns back primary challenge from Dan Liljenquist

Six-term Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) survived a primary challenge Tuesday night, easily beating former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist . With 6 percent of the vote in, Hatch led Liljenquist 69 percent to 31 percent. Read full article >>

Low Turnout in Utah

That’s bad news for Dan Liljenquist: “Voting was off to a slow start Tuesday in Utah’s primary election. Polling places around Salt Lake City were averaging about 50 voters per location halfway through the day. “This is the lightest I’ve ever seen for a primary,” Sugar House election official Mary Rasmussen said midmorning. Show More Summary

Utah Senate primary today

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.

Poll Shows Hatch Likely to Win Tomorrow

Orrin Hatch is backed by 60 percent of the voters, while challenger Dan Liljenquist is at 32 percent in a new poll from Deseret News/KSL-TV. Hatch has been working for a long time now to avoid the fate of Bob Bennett in 2010 — even gaining Sarah Palin’s endorsement — and it looks like he will survive tomorrow’s Utah primary.

Hatch Looks Safe in Primary

A new Deseret News/KSL-TV poll finds Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) leads challenger Dan Liljenquist (R) in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, 60% to 32%. The primary is on Tuesday.

Beltway barnacle Orrin Hatch a debate no-show; challenger Liljenquist will debate virtual Hatch instead

Heh: The Dan Liljenquist for US Senate Campaign will be hosting a “debate” on Thursday, June 7 at 7:00pm. Since Senator Hatch has refused to participate in the debate, Liljenquist will go up against video clips of past Hatch statements. Thursday, June 7 7:00pm-8:30pm Sons of Utah Pioneers Building 3301 E. 2920 S. Salt Lake [...]

In Utah Senate race, a rush to embrace Romney — and Bain

First, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) played up his ties to Mitt Romney in the face of a tough reelection bid. Now, with the Utah Senate GOP primary three weeks away, state Sen. Dan Liljenquist (R) – who will face Hatch at the polls on June 26 -- is similarly embracing the presumptive GOP nominee, including Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital. Read full article >>

It’s Time for Beltway Barnacle Orrin Hatch To Go

It’s Time for Beltway Barnacle Orrin Hatch To Go by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Six-term entrenched incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is attacking his conservative challenger, Dan Liljenquist, over his alleged support for tax hikes in Washington. My sides ache. Liljenquist has never voted for federal tax hikes or massive entitlement spending or [...]

Top Headline Comments 6-1-12

June? Huh. June. Two videos this morning. First up, Orrin Hatch opponent Dan Liljenquist says he supports tax increases (he calls them "revenue enhancements") if necessary to cut the deficit and as part of a deal to cut entitlement spending....

It’s Time for Beltway Barnacle Orrin Hatch To Go

Six-term entrenched incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is attacking his conservative challenger, Dan Liljenquist, over his alleged support for tax hikes in Washington. My sides ache. Liljenquist has never voted for federal tax hikes...Show More Summary

Palin bucks the Tea Party, backs Orrin Hatch in Utah

Sarah Palin abandoned her tendency to go with the Tea Party choice, instead backing six-term incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch over state Sen. Dan Liljenquist in the Utah Senate GOP primary and calling him “Mr. Balanced Budget for Utah” in a Facebook post Tuesday night. Liljenquist...

Primary Challenger Uses Orrin Hatch's Old Tricks Against Him

Senator Orrin Hatch has been getting praise recently for a largely forgotten achievement, but bizarrely, it could mean the end for his six-term Senate career. Former Utah state senator Dan Liljenquist has only cast himself as Hatch's padawan learner because he wants to beat him in the state's Republican primary ... More »

Palin officially endorses desperate, clingy Orrin Hatch; time to rally around Dan Liljenquist

Many of my friends and readers are e-mailing me furiously tonight and the common sentiment is this: “I don’t get it.” “It” is this: Sarah Palin just officially threw her hat in the Utah ring on the Greta Van Susteren show and endorsed six-term Beltway barnacle Orrin Hatch over fresh-faced challenger/Tea Party-backed/acclaimed state legislator Dan [...]

The Problem With Orrin Hatch

Last week, conservative Dan Liljenquist surprised everyone by denying Orrin Hatch an outright victory at the convention, forcing a competitive primary.  This, despite millions of dollars spent by Hatch urging newcomers to astroturf the...Show More Summary

FreedomWorks Endorses Liljenquist (Updated)

The free-market-advocacy group FreedomWorks has endorsed Dan Liljenquist in his challenge to Senator Orrin Hatch. In a press release, the group announces its support of the former Utah state senator: “Dan Liljenquist is an energeticShow More Summary

Should Hatch Be Worried?

Hatch challenger Dan Liljenquist's campaign chairperson on her candidate: "The so-called more moderate or more mainstream wing of the Republican Party has come to Dan and said, 'My gosh, you're not crazy." It sounds like Hatch may be lucky he's...

4 Early Republican Candidate Endorsements: Mia Love, Richard Mourdock, Dan Liljenquist, Sean Bielat

Are you looking for candidates who deserve your time, money, and attention in 2012? Well, here are four right off the bat that I think deserve a hard look from conservatives. Mia Love: Mia Love is running for Congress in the 4th congressional district of Utah. Show More Summary

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