Orrin Hatch


Fri April 27, 2012
'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup

It's All Politics, April 26, 2012

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 2:12 pm

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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.

NPR's Ken Rudin and guest host Mara Liasson have the latest political news in this week's roundup.

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Sun April 22, 2012
NPR Story

Utah's Orrin Hatch Survives GOP Convention

Originally published on Sun April 22, 2012 9:43 am



This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

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. That's what they did two years ago with three-term incumbent Bob Bennett.

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Sat April 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch Staves Off Tea Party Ire, Still Draws Primary Challenger

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
J. Scott Applewhite AP

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.

The six-term Utah senator needed 60 percent of convention delegates' votes to win: he got 59 percent. That means he'll compete on the Republican primary ballot June 26, against former state senator Dan Liljenquist for the Republican nomination and the chance to take on a Democratic opponent in the fall election.

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Sat April 21, 2012
NPR Story

Sen. Orrin Hatch And His Fight To Stay In Congress

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 3:00 pm

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.


Mon February 7, 2011
It's All Politics

Sen. Orrin Hatch Invites Himself To 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.

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.

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. Mike Lee.

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