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Orrin Hatch

  • Mitt Romney sweeps five primaries and all but locks up the GOP nomination. Even Newt Gingrich agrees Romney will be the nominee. More veepstakes speculation on Sens. Marco Rubio and Rob Portman. Two centrist House Democrats fall in Pa., while Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch lives to fight another day.
  • Longtime Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch faced a contentious and much-watched state convention Saturday, two years after fellow Republican Bob Bennett was ousted from office at the same event for not being conservative enough. NPR's Howard Berkes reports.
  • Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) overcame Tea Party opposition and garnered the majority of votes at the state's Republican convention. He didn't win enough votes to claim the GOP senate nomination outright.
  • 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.
  • Hatch riled Tea Party members by supporting the bank bailouts in 2008 and with other votes that involved spending. Hatch has long been known as one of the Senate's staunchest conservatives, which makes his current predicament especially poignant.