(CNN) – Former presidential White House hopeful Jon Huntsman was named chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, the Utah-based organization announced Thursday.
Huntsman, former Utah governor and U.S. Ambassador to China, will replace his father, Jon M. Huntsman, who will now serve as chairman emeritus of the foundation.
Washington (CNN) – A Republican state senator from Utah said he's leaning toward challenging GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch, a six-term incumbent who faces re-election next year in a state with a highly charged, anti-Washington political climate.
"[Hatch] has a record and an attitude that Washington gets to dictate to Utah, and he and other senators get to dictate policy to Utah," Dan Liljenquist told CNN Friday. "That's not what balanced federalism was intended to be."
(CNN) – While Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah has been defending his re-election bid from the right, he'll soon have a challenger from the left.
Democrat Pete Ashdown will launch his campaign on Friday, kicking off his second run against the six-term senator in the largely Republican state.
(CNN) – Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman's father, philanthropist and billionaire Jon Huntsman Sr., was released Saturday from his leadership position with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the church's semiannual "General Conference," held in Utah. The move was part of a routine rotation among the church leadership.
There is no connection between Huntsman Jr.'s presidential campaign and his father's release, as the Church maintains a strict policy of political neutrality and does not endorse political candidates, a Church spokesperson said.
Washington (CNN) – Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced today that he supports Sen. Orrin Hatch's, R-Utah, 2012 reelection bid. The endorsement, however, has Romney wading into some already unfriendly waters.
FreedomWorks PAC, a leading grassroots conservative organization, announced in June that it would launch a "Retire Orrin Hatch" campaign because the group believes the 34-year Senator has to often moved to the left on issues.
Washington (CNN) - FreedomWorks says it's still committed to finding a consensus fiscal conservative candidate to challenge longtime Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, even though a FreedomWorks board member has endorsed Hatch.
Monday morning the Hatch campaign was touting an endorsement by Steve Forbes, the former two-time GOP presidential candidate, CEO of Forbes, and a vice chairman of the FreedomWorks Foundation board.
(CNN) – Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah will not launch a primary challenge against Sen. Orrin Hatch next year, he announced Monday.
The two-term congressman who represents Utah's 3rd Congressional district enjoys strong support from many tea party activists and other grassroots conservatives. Hatch, who is running next year for a seventh term in the Senate, is facing opposition from some in the tea party movement, including FreedomWorks, a major DC-based conservative grassroots organization that is actively working to find a candidate to take on Hatch in next year's primary.
(CNN) – As longtime Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch fights off some tea party opposition to his re-election bid next year, he's getting some unexpected praise.
Friday morning Hatch's re-election campaign was touting comments made Thursday night by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a favorite of many in the tea party movement.
Salt Lake City, Utah (CNN) - Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has been convening a series of private meetings with Republican governors in Salt Lake City as he seeks to build support for his presidential bid.
Thirty-two of the nation’s governors are in the Utah capital this weekend for the annual meeting of the National Governors Association, including several prominent Republicans whose endorsements are being sought by the field of presidential hopefuls.