Hatch: 'I'm a tough guy,' says he doesn't fear a GOP re-election challenge
February 8th, 2011
11:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Hatch: 'I'm a tough guy,' says he doesn't fear a GOP re-election challenge

Washington (CNN) - Who's afraid of a big, bad re-election challenge from inside his own party?

Sen. Orrin Hatch says, he's not.

Amid rumblings that the Utah Republican may face intra-party challenges as he readies for re-election to a seventh term, Hatch said, "I've always had convention challenges."
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Hatch 'invited himself' to Tea Party town hall
February 7th, 2011
08:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Hatch 'invited himself' to Tea Party town hall

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Orrin Hatch "invited himself" to the Tea Party town hall that will be held in Washington on Tuesday, according to the chairman of the Tea Party Express.

On Monday, the Utah Republican confirmed, in a tweet, that he would join the event that's being billed as the first of its kind.
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Filed under: Orrin Hatch • Tea Party Express
Potential Tea Party target Hatch will attend Tea Party town hall
February 7th, 2011
06:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Potential Tea Party target Hatch will attend Tea Party town hall

Washington (CNN) - Might he be thinking: If you can't beat them, join them – at least for a meeting?

Sen. Orrin Hatch will appear at the event, on Tuesday, that's being billed as the first of its kind.
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Filed under: Orrin Hatch • Tea Party Express
Will Hatch feel the heat from conservative groups?
January 28th, 2011
12:38 PM ET
3 years ago

Will Hatch feel the heat from conservative groups?

Washington (CNN) - A conservative group that last year helped defeat GOP Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah in his bid for re-nomination appears to be signaling that fellow Utah Republican Orrin Hatch could be on their target list as he gears up for re-election next year.

"Senator Hatch has a lower lifetime average on the Club for Growth's Congressional Scorecard than his former colleague Bob Bennett for a reason. Orrin Hatch has done some good things over the decades, but six term incumbents who vote for TARP, the Bridge to Nowhere, the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac bailout, SCHIP, and higher taxes are quite clearly not 'as good as it gets,'" says Club for Growth President Chris Chocola, in a statement Friday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch
Tea Party Express not planning to target Hatch
January 27th, 2011
05:38 PM ET
3 years ago

Tea Party Express not planning to target Hatch

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who may face a primary challenge next year, apparently now has one less thing to worry about.

The Tea Party Express, a national Tea Party organization that last year helped oust Bob Bennett, Utah's other GOP senator, as he unsuccessfully tried to win his party's re-nomination, says they have no plans as of now to target Hatch next as he gears up for re-election in 2012.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Tea Party Express
Poll: Hatch could face difficult road to re-election
January 18th, 2011
01:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Hatch could face difficult road to re-election

Washington (CNN) - A new poll is the latest to suggest that Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah could face a tough time as he seeks his party's re-nomination in 2012.

A Utah Policy survey indicates that Hatch in third place in a hypothetical three-way matchup for the GOP Senate nomination in Utah, behind former Gov. John Huntsman, who is now the U.S. ambassador to China, and behind Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Forty-eight percent of Utah voters questioned in the poll, which was released Monday evening, say they would prefer Huntsman if the election were held today, with 23 percent backing Chaffetz and 21 percent supporting Hatch.

But a couple of things are worth pointing out.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Polls • Utah
December 5th, 2010
10:52 AM ET
3 years ago

Senators offer different timetables for tax cuts

Washington (CNN) - The congressional battle over the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts continued Sunday when Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch said he would accept a two-year extension of the current tax levels, and Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden said he would accept a one-year extension.

"I've said that neither side has the votes to get what they want, so I think we're going to have to kick it over for about two years," Hatch said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: Orrin Hatch • Ron Wyden • Taxes • TV-State of the Union
November 8th, 2010
02:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Hatch a Tea Party target in 2012?

Washington (CNN) - A new poll suggests that GOP Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah may be looking over his shoulder for a 2012 challenge, and not just from the Democrats.

A Salt Lake Tribune/Mason-Dixon survey released Monday indicates that a plurality of likely voters in Utah favor electing a fresh face for Utah's U.S. Senate seat in 2012.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Tea Party movement
July 15th, 2010
02:15 PM ET
4 years ago

Republicans blast Obama amid Democratic Party tension

Sen. Orrin Hatch spoke out Thursday on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Orrin Hatch spoke out Thursday on Capitol Hill.

Washington (CNN) - Republicans wasted no time Thursday in calling out President Obama and Democrats for their handling of the economy, warning the country should not follow the Democratic Party down the road to ruin.

"It is time this administration and its Capitol Hill ally stop this job-killing agenda," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said at a press conference with other Republican senators.

Obama is simply "out of touch with the American people and out of touch with the economic realities of our country in the summer of 2010," said Sen. John Barasso, R-Wyoming.

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Filed under: 2010 • GOP • Orrin Hatch
July 2nd, 2010
12:01 PM ET
4 years ago

Hatch to oppose Kagan nomination

Sen. Orrin Hatch announced Friday that he will not support Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.
Sen. Orrin Hatch announced Friday that he will not support Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Washington (CNN) – Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch will oppose the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, he said Friday.

Hatch, the Republican former chairman and current member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, characterizes Kagan as a "good person" and "brilliant scholar," before saying "I cannot support her appointment to the Supreme Court."

"Qualifications for judicial service include both legal experience and, more importantly, the appropriate judicial philosophy," Hatch says in a statement. "The law must control the judge; the judge must not control the law. I have concluded that, based on evidence rather than blind faith, General Kagan regrettably does not meet this standard and that, therefore, I cannot support her appointment."

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