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Delegates force Hatch into primary for first time since 1976
Deseret News ^

Posted on 04/21/2012 4:10:19 PM PDT by House Atreides

Sen. Orrin Hatch fell 31 votes shy of winning the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, forcing him into a primary election for the first time since his first election in 1976.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: hatch; liljenquist; primary; utah
I consider this another piece of very good news.
1 posted on 04/21/2012 4:10:22 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Great news indeed.


2 posted on 04/21/2012 4:11:57 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: House Atreides

“Down the Hatch, Orrin Hatch!”
- Tom Servo


3 posted on 04/21/2012 4:12:24 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: House Atreides
Buh-bye, Orville.

Good luck in your new career peddling influence as a DC lobbyist.

4 posted on 04/21/2012 4:15:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: House Atreides

Bye bye RINO. Couldn’t happen to a nicer lib lover.
I hope Lugar goes the way of the DoDo too.


5 posted on 04/21/2012 4:19:34 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Not surprising.


6 posted on 04/21/2012 4:19:44 PM PDT by randita
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To: House Atreides
very great news ... he has delusions of a Supreme Court nomination ... put him out to pasture ...... he's approved enough liberal judges

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7 posted on 04/21/2012 4:21:06 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: House Atreides

That’s too bad. He’s been a great person for the courts and the Constitution.


8 posted on 04/21/2012 4:23:12 PM PDT by madison10
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To: House Atreides

Old proverb: “Don’t count your Hatches until they chicken.”

Hopefully we’ve seen the last of this RINO.


9 posted on 04/21/2012 4:26:14 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: House Atreides

Orrin, we’ve upped our standards, up yours!


12 posted on 04/21/2012 4:44:08 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: House Atreides

Dump him. Mark Levin was wrong to endorse this establishment, big govt GOP fossil.


13 posted on 04/21/2012 4:57:38 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: madison10

36 years is long enough. He hit his primary opponent in 1976 for being in the Senate too long...18 years.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 5:04:29 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (they all stink)
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To: House Atreides

His old buddy, Ted the Swimmer, must be turning in his grave.


15 posted on 04/21/2012 5:55:43 PM PDT by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Its a bit premature he still won more than 50% of the delegates.

In Washington an incumbents has lots of power, made so largely because of the corrupt rules of the house & senate that favor the people who have manged the get elected the most consecutive times.(Insolently the same folk most likely to favor Washington’s power)

Hatch is far from defeated.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 6:44:11 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise

Hopefully that will change. We have enough RINO’s without Hatch.


17 posted on 04/21/2012 7:09:46 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: House Atreides; All

It may or may not be. His fellow Mormon challenger worked at Bain and he got an award last year from Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks where TeaParty “primaried” Bob Bennet is a fellow.


18 posted on 04/21/2012 7:10:28 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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19 posted on 04/21/2012 7:28:10 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: House Atreides

1976.

Boy. That was a whole ‘nuther world.


20 posted on 04/21/2012 7:40:55 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Monorprise

I was just wish-fulfilling.


21 posted on 04/21/2012 8:05:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: House Atreides

EXCELLENT! God save us from entitlement-addicts like this slimy specimen. He has considered himself “entitled” to this office for forty years. (I used to live in Utah...)


22 posted on 04/21/2012 8:06:14 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Most likely Hatch like many other modern congressmen & senators will die or resign before they lose reelection. The power incumbents have bought for themselves is just too strong to be serouly challenged at the ballot box.

when Washington acquired the ability & inclination to spend tax payer dollars domestically effectly on their own voter base they acquire a dominate position over any potential challenger. They quite frankly acquired the power to tax their challenger and feed their friends.

This is why after the so called “New Deal” in the 1930’s reelection rates(IE: incumbency) rose from 50% to where it is now 90%. What we have is the predictable result a form of tyranny of the majority that has transformed itself into a kind of political oligarchy the next step was/is to throw away the chains as they have done quite effectively with their hand picked Federal “justices”.


23 posted on 04/21/2012 8:23:49 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: House Atreides

Hatch is still in the Senate? Dang, thirty-six years of doing nothing.


24 posted on 04/21/2012 9:15:12 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: House Atreides

Didn’t our patriot friends in Utah do this to the other guy in 2010? Nice :-)


25 posted on 04/22/2012 4:27:52 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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He got 59% of the vote...do you think he will loose?

When is the primary in Utah?

I would rather have Hatch then a Democrat!

26 posted on 04/22/2012 5:34:12 AM PDT by southphilly (Every State should be a right to work Stae)
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To: randita; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; Sun; LdSentinal; Utah Girl; ...

Orrin Hatch nearly avoided a primary. Given that he got nearly 60% of the delegates, he’s the favorite to win right now. But remember, Richard Lugar of Indiana was the favorite to win early on and now it could go either way.

Utah conservatives need to mobilize. Hatch did good things in the past, but he’s become part of the problem and it’s time for someone else. Dan Liljenquist seems like he’d be a good Senator.


27 posted on 04/22/2012 8:43:31 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued

As I said before, Senators Hatch and Cornyn have a good fiscal plan, and Hatch’s experience would give it a better chance to be passed rather than a newbee.

Maybe that’s one of the reasons Mark Levin supports Hatch, as Hatch gets things accomplished, and Levin is pragmatic.


28 posted on 04/22/2012 12:26:58 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: DFH69; pennyfarmer; JDW11235; Excuse_My_Bellicosity; Utah Binger; Glen U; glock rocks; ...

Good news in Utah, Orrin Hatch wasn’t able to avoid a primary. He’s still favored. Dan Liljenquist desperately needs the conservative grass roots to come through for him.


29 posted on 04/22/2012 7:12:13 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Freestate316

I often wonder the same thing. One piece of information is that at one time the “Prophet” assigned certain people to be Dems and certain people to be Repubs. The story I have heard is that he literally split a room and instructed what political party people were going to support. Sounds crazy.


30 posted on 04/22/2012 7:42:23 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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