Sen. Hatch likely to beat back GOP primary challenge
June 26th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Hatch likely to beat back GOP primary challenge

(CNN) – While longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is favored to win Tuesday's GOP Senate primary, his bid for a seventh term in office has not gone without a fight.

Underdog Dan Liljenquist, 37, a former state senator, has waged a spirited attempt to unseat the longtime senator, hoping to emulate the tea party-fueled ouster of incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett in 2010.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Senate • Utah
Poll: Longtime GOP senator holds large lead over primary challenger
June 25th, 2012
09:41 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Longtime GOP senator holds large lead over primary challenger

(CNN) - One day before Utah's GOP Senate primary, a new poll indicates that longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch holds a nearly two-to-one lead over his primary challenger, former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist.

According to a Deseret News/KSL survey, 60% of registered voters in Utah who say they'll vote in the GOP primary back Hatch's bid for a seventh term in the U.S. Senate, with 32% supporting Liljenquist and 7% unsure.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Orrin Hatch • Polls • Senate • Utah
Romney makes rounds at donor retreat
June 23rd, 2012
08:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney makes rounds at donor retreat

Park City, Utah (CNN) – At a weekend retreat for deep-pocketed Mitt Romney donors, attendees marveled at the perfect weather, the Olympics-style entertainment, even the food.

But the real draw was rubbing elbows with telegenic Republican powerbrokers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Utah
Bain plane lands near Romney retreat
June 23rd, 2012
05:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Bain plane lands near Romney retreat

(CNN) - Democrats kept up their offensive on Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney, on Saturday.

A Democratic operative snapped photos of a jet registered to the company that was parked at an airport near Romney's fundraising retreat in Park City, Utah.

The Bain plane photos came just hours after the primary super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's reelection released a new television advertisement criticical of the firm's practices.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Utah
Romney campaign gathering donors for retreat
June 21st, 2012
06:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign gathering donors for retreat

Orlando, Florida (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign is gathering its major donors and bundlers for a three-day Utah retreat where supporters with deep pockets can rub elbows with the candidate, his wife and major supporters.

The event, which is being held in Park City, Utah, begins Friday and will feature a dinner speech by Romney, according to an invitation obtained by CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney • Utah
Santorum endorses Hatch's GOP challenger
June 15th, 2012
03:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum endorses Hatch's GOP challenger

(CNN) - Former Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum added his voice to the Republican primary contest in Utah on Friday, endorsing the candidate challenging longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch.

"Plain and simple, Dan Liljenquist is the stronger conservative in this race." Santorum said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Rick Santorum • Senate • Utah
Hatch to appear at Utah debate (kind of)
June 7th, 2012
04:18 PM ET
3 years ago

Hatch to appear at Utah debate (kind of)

(CNN) - Sen. Orrin Hatch may look a little stiff at a debate Thursday–given he'll appear as a cardboard cutout.

In response to the senator's refusal to take part in an on-stage debate, his Republican challenger Dan Liljenquist will hold a debate of his own, standing side-by-side a life-size image of the senator.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Senate • Utah
Liljenquist goes up with new ad against Hatch
May 25th, 2012
10:06 AM ET
3 years ago

Liljenquist goes up with new ad against Hatch

(CNN) - The candidate challenging longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch in Utah's GOP primary issued his second ad on Friday, blasting Hatch for increased spending in Washington.

While former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist has been railing against Hatch in recent weeks for declining to take part in a televised debate, Liljenquist held back from raising the issue again in his latest commercial.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Orrin Hatch • Senate • Utah
Palin endorses Utah's Hatch in Senate race
May 23rd, 2012
12:47 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin endorses Utah's Hatch in Senate race

(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has weighed into another race for the U.S. Senate, this time endorsing the incumbent seeking reelection to the Utah seat he has held since 1976.

Palin announced her backing for Orrin Hatch in a post to her website Tuesday evening, calling him "part of the one percent of national politicians who I think should be reelected."

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Filed under: Orrin Hatch • Sarah Palin • Utah
In first TV ad, opponent challenges Hatch to debate
May 22nd, 2012
11:11 AM ET
3 years ago

In first TV ad, opponent challenges Hatch to debate

(CNN) - The main Republican candidate running against Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah upped the ante on Tuesday, using his first television ad to challenge the longtime senator to a televised debate.

"Debates play a critical role in Utah elections," Dan Liljenquist, a former state senator, says in the commercial. "Sen. Hatch used to believe this as well."
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Senate • Utah
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