(CNN) – Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch said Tuesday if he is reelected to a seventh term, it would be his last.
The Republican made his announcement at a Salt Lake City press conference covering land management in Utah.
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"I was a leader of the Sagebrush Rebellion that started during my first term in the Senate," Hatch said at the event, according to a statement from his campaign. "The state has made it clear that they expect the land to be conveyed by the end of 2014. I want to see the transfer of land happen, and the end of the need for a Sagebrush Rebellion, during my last term in the Senate."
Hatch has faced pushback from the right in his bid for a seventh term in Washington, including two Republican challengers: former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist and state Rep. Chris Herrod.
FreedomWorks, a grassroots conservative organization, has targeted Hatch, spending hundreds of thousands to help oust the 35-year Senate veteran.
Hatch, who is currently 77, would be 84 in 2018, the year he would again be up for reelection.