Skip to comments.Delegates force Hatch into primary for first time since 1976
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.
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Great news indeed.
“Down the Hatch, Orrin Hatch!”
- Tom Servo
Good luck in your new career peddling influence as a DC lobbyist.
Bye bye RINO. Couldn’t happen to a nicer lib lover.
I hope Lugar goes the way of the DoDo too.
That’s too bad. He’s been a great person for the courts and the Constitution.
Old proverb: “Don’t count your Hatches until they chicken.”
Hopefully we’ve seen the last of this RINO.
Orrin, we’ve upped our standards, up yours!
Dump him. Mark Levin was wrong to endorse this establishment, big govt GOP fossil.
36 years is long enough. He hit his primary opponent in 1976 for being in the Senate too long...18 years.
His old buddy, Ted the Swimmer, must be turning in his grave.
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.
Hopefully that will change. We have enough RINO’s without Hatch.
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.
Boy. That was a whole ‘nuther world.
I was just wish-fulfilling.
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...)
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”.
Hatch is still in the Senate? Dang, thirty-six years of doing nothing.
Didn’t our patriot friends in Utah do this to the other guy in 2010? Nice :-)
When is the primary in Utah?
I would rather have Hatch then a Democrat!
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.
As I said before, Senators Hatch and Cornyn have a good fiscal plan, and Hatchs 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.
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.
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.