Romney speaks up for Hatch in new TV ad
March 13th, 2012
03:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney speaks up for Hatch in new TV ad

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stars in a new TV ad for Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who's battling to keep his seat for a seventh term.

In the 30-second commercial, Romney urges viewer to turn out for the senator in the state's GOP neighborhood caucuses on Thursday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Orrin Hatch • Senate • Utah
Huntsman takes on new gig
January 27th, 2012
01:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman takes on new gig

(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.
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Liljenquist launches bid to unseat Hatch
January 4th, 2012
05:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Liljenquist launches bid to unseat Hatch

(CNN) - Longtime Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah now has a challenger from the right.

Utah State Sen. Dan Liljenquist, who had been mulling a senate bid for months, announced his candidacy on Wednesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Senate • Utah
GOP state senator considering run against Hatch
November 18th, 2011
10:20 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP state senator considering run against Hatch

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."
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Senate • Utah
Democrat to run against Hatch for Senate
November 9th, 2011
01:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrat to run against Hatch for Senate

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Senate • Utah
Huntsman’s father released from Church leadership role
October 1st, 2011
07:54 PM ET
7 months ago

Huntsman’s father released from Church leadership role

(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.
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Filed under: Jon Huntsman • Utah
Romney endorses Hatch as both are pushed from right
September 12th, 2011
12:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney endorses Hatch as both are pushed from right

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Orrin Hatch • Utah
Forbes endorsement of Hatch doesn't deter FreedomWorks
September 7th, 2011
02:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Forbes endorsement of Hatch doesn't deter FreedomWorks

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • FreedomWorks • Orrin Hatch • Steve Forbes • Utah
Chaffetz declines Senate run
August 22nd, 2011
06:35 PM ET
3 years ago

Chaffetz declines Senate run

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jason Chaffetz • Orrin Hatch • Senate • Utah
Surprising words of praise by Palin
August 19th, 2011
08:41 AM ET
3 years ago

Surprising words of praise by Palin

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Sarah Palin • Utah
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