(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
"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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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....
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
And I didn’t let him get away with it.
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...
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 »
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 [...]
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
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
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...
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
Because Senator Orrin Hatch couldn't eke out 60 percent of the votes at the Utah Republican Party's convention this past weekend, he'll face a primary challenge from former state senator Dan Liljenquist.
(Paul Mirengoff) A day after Orrin Hatch fell just short of avoiding a primary, the conventional wisdom has taken shape: Hatch starts out as the strong favorite in the primary, but if his opponent, Dan Liljenquist, raises enough money, he could make things quite uncomfortable for the incumbent. Show More Summary