Utah’s Hatch Will Face a Primary for Senate
From The New York Times:
United States Senator Orrin G. Hatch, a six-term Republican who had been targeted for elimination by Tea Party groups, survived a test from nine challengers at his party’s state convention here on Saturday, but failed to win the supermajority needed to avoid a primary race.
[Mr. Hatch] said that experience and “the respect of both sides” is what gets things done in Washington, not wild claims and promises.
Mr. Hatch, 78, fought for months to avoid the fate of a former Senate colleague and Utah Republican political powerhouse, Robert F. Bennett, who was tossed out by Republican delegates at their state convention in 2010. His seat is now held by Senator Mike Lee, a Republican who had strong Tea Party support.