Orrin Hatch http://www.kunc.org en It's All Politics, April 26, 2012 http://www.kunc.org/post/its-all-politics-april-26-2012 Mitt Romney sweeps five primaries and all but locks up the GOP nomination. Even Newt Gingrich agrees Romney is the presumptive nominee. More veepstakes speculation on Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio. Two centrist House Democrats bite the dust in Pennsylvnaia, while Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch lives to fight another day.<p>NPR's Ken Rudin and guest host Mara Liasson have the latest political news in this week's roundup. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 NPR. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:19:00 +0000 26364 at http://www.kunc.org It's All Politics, April 26, 2012 Utah's Orrin Hatch Survives GOP Convention http://www.kunc.org/post/utahs-orrin-hatch-survives-gop-convention Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.<p>Utah Senator Orrin Hatch survived his state's Republican nominating convention yesterday, but barely failed to get enough votes to avoid a June primary. It'll be the six-term senator's first primary in 36 years. Still, he's not complaining because convention delegates didn't toss him from the race and ultimately from the Senate. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 11:27:00 +0000 26044 at http://www.kunc.org Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch Staves Off Tea Party Ire, Still Draws Primary Challenger http://www.kunc.org/post/utah-sen-orrin-hatch-staves-tea-party-ire-still-draws-primary-challenger Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, ducked the fate of his former colleague, Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, and won strong support at the Utah Republican convention Saturday, but it wasn't quite enough to win the GOP nomination outright.<p>The six-term Utah senator needed 60 percent of convention delegates' votes to win: he got 59 percent. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 22:33:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 26031 at http://www.kunc.org Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch Staves Off Tea Party Ire, Still Draws Primary Challenger Sen. Orrin Hatch And His Fight To Stay In Congress http://www.kunc.org/post/sen-orrin-hatch-and-his-fight-stay-congress Two years ago, Robert Bennett, a Republican senator from Utah, was voted out of office at the state's Republican convention. Bennett's friend, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, has worked hard over the past year to avoid the same fate at today's state convention. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with NPR's Howard Berkes about the results of today's convention vote. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 20:54:00 +0000 26027 at http://www.kunc.org Sen. Orrin Hatch Invites Himself To Tea Party Town Hall http://www.kunc.org/post/sen-orrin-hatch-invites-himself-tea-party-town-hall Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has long been considered one of Capitol Hill's staunchest conservatives, and that despite his famous long-time friendship with the Senate's late liberal lion, Edward Kennedy.<p>But there are those in the Tea Party movement who see Hatch as suspect. Thus, a potential primary fight looms for Hatch because he supported, among other things, the bank bailouts in 2008.<p>So Hatch is courting the Tea Party in an attempt to avoid the fate of his one-time Senate colleague, also from Utah, Robert Bennett who lost his seat to Tea Party favorite, Sen. Tue, 08 Feb 2011 01:00:00 +0000 Frank James 3352 at http://www.kunc.org