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Sources: Rep. Jason Chaffetz will oppose Sen. Orrin Hatch
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700140757/Sources-Rep-Jason-Chaffetz-will-oppose-Sen-Orrin-Hatch.html?s_cid=rss-30 ^

Posted on 06/01/2011 6:02:16 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is apparently telling associates he will run against Sen. Orrin Hatch in 2012

The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday in an above-the-fold A1 story that "five Utah politicos, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Chaffetz has told them directly in recent weeks that he will contend for the Republican (senate) nomination."

The story is attracting national attention, including pieces from Politico, MSNBC.com, UPI, and National Journal.

(Excerpt) Read more at deseretnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: chaffetz; hatch; jasonchaffetz; teaparty; utah
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1 posted on 06/01/2011 6:02:22 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear; randita; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ...

I do wish that Orrin Hatch would retire. He’s done many good things in the past, but it’s time for him to leave. He’s been there too long.


2 posted on 06/01/2011 6:10:29 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I do wish that Orrin Hatch would retire.

Dittos. Way too many stay way too long.

3 posted on 06/01/2011 6:36:13 PM PDT by randita
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’ll contribute to Mr Chaffetz’s campaign.


4 posted on 06/01/2011 6:39:44 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The entire old guard needs to go.


5 posted on 06/01/2011 6:56:57 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yup. He should accept a gold watch and pat on the back and not force us to forcibly remove him.


6 posted on 06/01/2011 7:12:10 PM PDT by Jim 726
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Easy choice.


7 posted on 06/01/2011 7:56:39 PM PDT by americanophile (Still hoping for Paul Ryan...I will take the best I can get.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

FINALLY! I finally get to vote for Jason!


8 posted on 06/01/2011 7:56:56 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("As government expands, liberty contracts." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
I think Chaffetz might have a good chance of pulling a primary challenge off.

I don't know much about the Utah causus system works but I do know the Utah Tea Party is one of the most organized and got Mike Lee elected.
9 posted on 06/01/2011 7:59:06 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Clintonfatigued

I love Chaffetz. This is great news. I hope he retires too. If he doesn’t, Jason make sure it happens against his will.


10 posted on 06/01/2011 8:04:32 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Fascism is nothing but moderate communism.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Chaffetz was a Utah co-chairman for Michael Dukakis’s 1988 campaign for U.S. President. His father had previously been married to Dukakis’ wife, Kitty. Yep.

Jason Chaffetz, former campaign manager for, and later Chief of Staff to, that’s right, Jon Huntsman, Jr. Obomo’s ambassador to Red China.

Not that I don’t like what he’s done so far... but he’s no Mike Lee. Hard for me to trust Obomo/China Jon’s left hand man too far. Let’s keep him in the house of commons another term. Six years is too long to trust in advance to this guy at this critical juncture, IMO. I’d rather see Hatch for another six years, and Hatch needs to be retired ASAP.


11 posted on 06/01/2011 8:14:13 PM PDT by glock rocks (Crouch as low as possible to the floor and cover your head with your hands.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm; Minus_The_Bear

“If he doesn’t, Jason make sure it happens against his will.”

I’m sure he will, just ask Bennett. Hatch “I love Ted Kennedy” has got to go. So does much/most of the Utah State Legislature.


12 posted on 06/01/2011 8:14:44 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: JDW11235

P.S. I’m not endorsing Chaffetz, I’ll wait until I see more of a record from him.


13 posted on 06/01/2011 8:16:38 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: glock rocks

Hmmm... didn’t know that.


14 posted on 06/01/2011 8:20:50 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: glock rocks

You have a source on that?


15 posted on 06/01/2011 8:28:25 PM PDT by ConservativeTerrapin (Rubio 2016)
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To: JDW11235; Pete-R-Bilt
So does much/most of the Utah State Legislature.

So, you dislike much/most of the state's-rights conservative majority of the legislature? What's your malfunction, and why the hell did you move to the most conservative state in the nation if you dislike the way it's governed? We locals love to hear that left coasta's are moving in, and hate the way we govern. Good God.

16 posted on 06/01/2011 8:29:20 PM PDT by glock rocks (Crouch as low as possible to the floor and cover your head with your hands.)
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To: ConservativeTerrapin

http://www.nytimes.com/cq/2007/06/07/cq_2852.html


17 posted on 06/01/2011 8:32:14 PM PDT by glock rocks (Crouch as low as possible to the floor and cover your head with your hands.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Old Orin Hatch who would have liked to change the Constitution so some day Arnold Schwartznagger could become President. Yes he needs to retire or be booted out.


18 posted on 06/01/2011 8:38:59 PM PDT by Spunky (Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
I've seen Jason Chaffetz on the Neil Cavuto show a good number of times and he seems to be a good, solid conservative. Supports the repeal of Obamacare, opposed to Cap and Tax, opposed to raising the debt ceiling, etc. I hope he is true to his word. Time for old dinosaurs like Orin Hatch to leave.
19 posted on 06/01/2011 9:00:09 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: GR_Jr.
I hope he is true to his word.

Yep. Trust, but verify comes to mind. With his past associations and baggage, it's hard to know that he's going to be more reliable than ole assault-weapon ban Orrin. I guess I just despise professional politicians.

20 posted on 06/01/2011 9:08:38 PM PDT by glock rocks (Crouch as low as possible to the floor and cover your head with your hands.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I do wish that Orrin Hatch would retire

I don't. Orrin is one of the few reasonable ones up there and I like him. I want the good ones to stay as long as their voters want them up there. I have no idea who the challenger is so we'll see how that goes.

21 posted on 06/01/2011 9:08:44 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

I’d rather see senators drawn from a hat with two year terms and no retirement benefits. I went to high school with Karl Rove. It’s Utah. Anything can happen.


22 posted on 06/01/2011 9:13:39 PM PDT by glock rocks (Crouch as low as possible to the floor and cover your head with your hands.)
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To: plain talk
Orrin is a weenie. On Obama’s eligibility his letters to his constituents came straight from the DNC. He was and is insulting.

And...You know a man by his friends. ( Ted Kennedy).

23 posted on 06/01/2011 9:17:33 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: glock rocks

I don’t agree with any of that - but to each his own I suppose. I’ll keep supporting Jeff Sessions as my Senator as long as he wants the job.


24 posted on 06/01/2011 9:20:11 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: wintertime

Compared to what? it’s the U.S. Senate after all. :-) Compared to many of them up there Hatch is fine, decent and reasonable and nothing like Ted Kennedy.


25 posted on 06/01/2011 9:25:01 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

I can remember when Orrin G. was the “conservative insurgent” for the Senate in 1976. After EMK winked at him, he was never the same again. UT though may not know that. Remember his silly outburst when he “begged” B. Clinton to “come clean” on Monica Lewinsky.


26 posted on 06/01/2011 9:48:41 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: glock rocks; Minus_The_Bear; JDW11235

wiki excerpt

Early life, education and career

He attended Brigham Young University (BYU) on an athletic scholarship. He was the starting placekicker on the BYU football team in 1988 and 1989, and still holds the BYU individual records for most extra points attempted in a game (10), most extra points made in a game (10), and most consecutive extra points made in a game (10).[1]

While at BYU, Chaffetz became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[2] He graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

Chaffetz grew up a Democrat. While a student at BYU, he was a Utah co-chairman for Michael Dukakis’s 1988 campaign for U.S. President. His father had previously been married to Dukakis’ wife, Kitty, and his half-brother is former actor John Dukakis.[3]

According to J. J. Goldberg of The Jewish Daily Forward Chaffetz was raised as a Jew: “He was born and raised Jewish but converted to Mormonism as an undergrad on a football scholarship at Brigham Young University, where he was a place-kicker (reportedly having converted from high school soccer to college football). He is incorrectly described in many places on the Web as the son of Kitty Dukakis with her first husband, author John Chaffetz, before she married the Massachusetts ex-governor, but that’s not true. Jason is the child of John Chaffetz’s second marriage, after John and Kitty were divorced.”[4]

He became a Republican after meeting Ronald Reagan in 1990, when Reagan came to Chaffetz’s employer, Nu Skin, a multi-level marketing company based in Provo, Utah, as a motivational speaker. However, his political views had been drifting more to the right even while working for Dukakis.[5]

After college, Chaffetz joined the local business community. His work included being a spokesman for Nu Skin International


27 posted on 06/01/2011 10:09:01 PM PDT by restornu (Love One Another... God Bless America!)
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To: glock rocks

I would rather take a chance on new blood with Chaffetz than allow Hatch six more years. Both he and his evil twin Dick (aptly named) Lugar need to be gone next year. Thirty-four year in the Senate is far too long. Anything good either of them may have done was years ago. At 76, they both need to go home for good!!! Just hope there’s a good candidate to run against Lugar as well.


28 posted on 06/01/2011 10:12:59 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Orrin has given that “I’m really angry about being lied to THIS time” speech one too many times.

He’s never been a voting maverick of the Snowe/Collins school; he almost always votes the right way. It’s just that he is far, far too willing to accept Democrats at their word and to attempt to bargain with them in good faith, in spite of all evidence to the contrary.


29 posted on 06/01/2011 10:48:28 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: glock rocks

Actually a large number of Utah conservatives are upset with the current legislature’s actions towards GRAMA, sanctuary of Illegal immigrants, and big spending budgeting. Not to mention the judiciary corruption a la Deb Brown. I don’t care how you feel as a “local.” Pass.


30 posted on 06/01/2011 11:10:52 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: plain talk
Hatch gave a very public eulogy for Ted Kennedy. UNBELIEVABLE!

You know a man by the friends he keeps.

And...His letters to his constituents regarding Obama’s eligibility were and are INSULTING!

Hatch is polished pond scum.

31 posted on 06/02/2011 4:10:13 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

thanks Minus_The_Bear.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Jason_Chaffetz
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Chaffetz
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700137183/Rep-Jason-Chaffetz-stars-in-Post-feature.html
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700124953/Rep-Jason-Chaffetz-embraces-Glenn-Beck.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/12/AR2010071205394.html
http://articles.cnn.com/2011-05-03/opinion/chaffetz.afghanistan.pullout_1_joint-special-operations-command-afghanistan-special-forces?_s=PM:OPINION
http://www.colbertnation.com/video/tag/Jason+Chaffetz


32 posted on 06/02/2011 4:52:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Good news. Hatch stayed WAY beyond his expiration date.


33 posted on 06/02/2011 4:54:09 AM PDT by colorcountry (Comforting lies are not your friends. Painful truths are not your enemies.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Too bad he can’t run against Bennett.

Between Chaffetz and the pencil-necked geek there is an easy choice.

Hatch has been heartsick since the death of his good friend Teddy.


34 posted on 06/02/2011 5:02:52 AM PDT by IbJensen (Welfare: putting a cake under the sink expecting that it wont attract cockroaches.)
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To: restornu

Thanks for the excerpt. That stuff doesn’t really bother me. He was a young college student, raised in a house full of Democrats. I think his politics were understandable.

The good news is that his head was turned by Ronald Reagan. That means he thinks for himself.

I like what I’ve seen of him so far. I agree with what other posters have said: “Trust, but verify.”


35 posted on 06/02/2011 5:07:50 AM PDT by USArmySpouse
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To: Clintonfatigued

Orrin has been crappy since Reagan left office. He was a great one before that. Just like McCain.


36 posted on 06/02/2011 5:14:03 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Minus_The_Bear

saw Mr Chaffetz on the Fox News Channel.

he seems the rock ribbed conservative that Hatch, ain’t.

Good luck to him.


37 posted on 06/02/2011 5:18:54 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: wintertime
Sure you can point out minor flaws. So he's not a birther and he was friends with Ted Kennedy. OK. So what?

"Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) could be facing a challenge from his right as he vies for re-election, but he has some new ammunition to vouch for his conservative credentials. The American Conservative Union recently released its 2010 Senate ratings, and Hatch scored a perfect 100 over the last year, just one of 12 senators to receive a perfect score. Other senators who had an unblemished voting record include conservative stalwarts like Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)"

38 posted on 06/02/2011 5:31:31 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Now we know why Chaffetz is on all the talk shows.

I hope he succeeds in replacing Hatch, whose case of “Potomac fever” is right up there with McCain’s.


39 posted on 06/02/2011 5:58:47 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: plain talk

Having a usurper in the White House is NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT a minor flaw.

Orrin was INSULTING about the entire issue. His talking points came straight from the DNC. SHAME SHAME SHAME on him!!!!


40 posted on 06/02/2011 7:23:59 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: plain talk

....and he was friends with Ted Kennedy. OK. So what?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Character makes **ALL** the difference!

If true tyranny comes to our nation, Orrin Hatch, and those like him ( the “Weenies”) will spit shine the jack boots crushing our necks.

And....If a person will NOT defend Article 2, Section 1, of the Constitution he **absolutely** will NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT stand up to tyranny when all of the Constitution is shredded.


41 posted on 06/02/2011 7:28:08 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: plain talk
plain talk,

I don't know if you are posting from Orrin's office. If you are, I have a suggestion for Orrin.

If he expects to have any hope of winning a place on the primary ticket, or winning a primary, I should do a Donald Trump. He should plainly and emphatically demand that Obama PROVE with certifiable evidence that he is a citizen and a natural born citizen!

Do that and he will win.

42 posted on 06/02/2011 7:35:42 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: plain talk

I should do a Donald Trump.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

That should read: **Orrin** should do a Donald Trump!


43 posted on 06/02/2011 7:37:36 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: tennmountainman

“The entire old guard needs to go.”

IMO, that is the only way the Republican Party will survive and thrive.

EODGUY


44 posted on 06/02/2011 7:48:09 AM PDT by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: plain talk
Compared to what? it’s the U.S. Senate after all. :-) Compared to many of them up there Hatch is fine, decent and reasonable

That's a very, very low standard and Utah can do a lot better.

One of Hatch's biggest problems is that he's an ankle-grabber: he'll talk tough sometimes but eventually he'll give in and let the liberals have their way with him. It's not for nothing his office motto is:

Don't count your Hatches until they chicken!

45 posted on 06/02/2011 8:00:18 AM PDT by Crichton
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Chaffetz would be great and be more representative of the people of Utah. Hatch has been there too long. He is part of the problem.


46 posted on 06/02/2011 8:05:50 AM PDT by kabar
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To: plain talk
Hatch is just another "Poster Boy" for Term Limits.

Hatch was way too comfy around Teddy K. Never liked that. Maybe you did...but I couldn't stomach it.

47 posted on 06/02/2011 8:08:20 AM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is an enemy of the United States of America)
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To: glock rocks
Chaffetz’ father’s first wife was Katherine “Kitty” Dickson, who later married a Massachusetts Democratic politician named Michael S. Dukakis. The breakup must have been amicable, as the younger Chaffetz — while a student and football placekicker at Brigham Young University — was a Utah co-chairman of Michael Dukakis’ 1988 campaign as the Democratic nominee for president

I was a Democrat in college. Reagan was a Democrat. I don't hold it again Chaffetz who has turned out to be one of the most conservative members of Congress--a lifetime ACU 100 rating.

48 posted on 06/02/2011 8:13:17 AM PDT by kabar
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To: plain talk
Hatch has a lifetime ACU rating of 89.47. He has been running scared since Bennett lost against Lee. Hatch has embraced the Tea Party movement like a life preserver.
49 posted on 06/02/2011 8:19:25 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Osage Orange

We have term limits already. They are called elections.


50 posted on 06/02/2011 8:42:38 AM PDT by plain talk
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