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Orrin Hatch wins Primary in Utah
New York Times ^ | 26 June 2012 | Election Bureau

Posted on 06/26/2012 8:56:45 PM PDT by Vigilanteman

With 43% of precincts reporting, veteran U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch is the projected winner over challenger Dan Liljenquist in a primary election held in tandem with the final presidential primary in the nation.

The 2-1 margin of victory was a surprise to some observers considering that Hatch's fellow former senator Bob Bennett was defeated at the convention even before the state primary vote in 2010.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: 212th; gopprimary; hatch; liljenquist; primary; ut2012
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1 posted on 06/26/2012 8:56:53 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
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To: Vigilanteman

Well I guess we can’t nail all of their skins to the wall.....


2 posted on 06/26/2012 8:59:01 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Vigilanteman

That’s too bad. I hope the primary challenger put a scare into hatch though and he changes some of his ways.

OTOH, a big primary win like this could make him feel bullet-proof and he’ll still continue to be a pain in the butt.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 9:02:53 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Escape Hatch survives again.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 9:04:32 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Vigilanteman

The Palin effect strikes again?


5 posted on 06/26/2012 9:04:33 PM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Vigilanteman

Now many in Utah know how we in Arizona felt when our old RINO won the primary.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 9:05:44 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Look at it this way - prior to the rise of the Tea Party, Hatch facing a credible primary challenge would have been inconceivable. There’s a lot of work yet to be done, but the statists have been served notice.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 9:07:13 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Oatka

Hatch was never as bad as McCain. He’s a genuinely nice guy who just lost his fire in the belly. Maybe the primary scare helped him rediscover it.


8 posted on 06/26/2012 9:08:59 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Oatka
Now many in Utah know how we in Arizona felt when our old RINO won the primary.

Yup! At least we tried.

9 posted on 06/26/2012 9:09:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! The big pinata!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Hatch was cooked until Palin stepped in like she did with McLoser. Hatch will screw Conservatives. Just watch.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 9:11:31 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Vigilanteman

Good.


11 posted on 06/26/2012 9:17:03 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Well, time for the old RINO to go back to his old ways, now that he bamboozled the Utah primary voters.


12 posted on 06/26/2012 9:20:45 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Oatka

“Now many in Utah know how we in Arizona felt when our old RINO won the primary.”
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Hatch isn’t great, but he’s definitly NO McCain. I know Levin was pushing Hatch. I think Hatch still has some “conservative” in his bones. Hatch is best when he’s pi$$ed.


13 posted on 06/26/2012 9:22:51 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Vigilanteman
The 2-1 margin of victory was a surprise to some observers considering that Hatch's fellow former senator Bob Bennett was defeated at the convention even before the state primary vote in 2010.

Romney Republicanism buried the Tea Party in the Utah GOP in the interim. That's a fact.

It's an obvious harbinger of what is coming in the Republican Party everywhere henceforth. Take that to the bank.

It's time to build a principled alternative.

14 posted on 06/26/2012 9:23:50 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Liberty. What a concept. TomHoefling.com)
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To: Vigilanteman

It’s a great day to be liberal.


15 posted on 06/26/2012 9:25:05 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: VRWC For Truth
This will be Hatch's last term. If you're going to put a new guy in, he should be a support the tea party agenda, which Dan says he does not.

Does Dan have a record to compare to? Or are we are going to be like Weiner Nation comparing Hatch who may not be perfect to Dan who just say the right words now?
16 posted on 06/26/2012 9:28:27 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Vigilanteman

I guess we will continue to run trillion dollar deficits ad infinitum.


17 posted on 06/26/2012 9:30:39 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Artcore

“Hatch isn’t great, but he’s definitly NO McCain. I know Levin was pushing Hatch. I think Hatch still has some “conservative” in his bones. Hatch is best when he’s pi$$ed.”


I take Levin endorsements with a grain of salt these days. Santorum’s claim to fame was purely on religious issues. Even his platform page started out with discussing the evils of pornography. It was obvious from the beginning that the image he was projecting, and the weakness of how easy it was to pin that image on him, would only divide the conservative vote. And I really doubt Levin comprehends that we’ve already lost the Presidential fight with Mittens as the nominee. He might win the Presidency, mind, but he’s not winning it for the base of the party. Count on that. His victory belongs to the GOPe.

I consider Santorum, with the help of people like Levin, the same kind of spoiler Huckabee was last time around. I hope I never see him in politics again. If I do, I’ll remind everyone that he endorsed Mittens twice in a row, and Specter for President, and Right to Work, and so on and so forth.


18 posted on 06/26/2012 9:41:18 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Vigilanteman; holdonnow

I’m gonna go with Mark Levin on this one as usual

Hatch ...imperfect ..has carried big water on SCOTUS nominees for GOP presidents

hence...I can live with him in the senate

likely his last term


19 posted on 06/26/2012 9:51:58 PM PDT by wardaddy (i eat more chicken than any man ever seen....)
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To: Vigilanteman

humm. i’m no fan of hatch (levin’s endorsement notwithstanding), and would support any conservative sounding opponent against hatch the fossil (boy do we need term limits), but the size of liljenquist’s loss tells me he was probably a very weak candidate. he should have done much better against hatch.

i’ll cut my losses. if he shows up again (even against hatch) i won’t support him.


20 posted on 06/26/2012 9:54:50 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Artcore

My observations: Hatch is ‘conservative’ when he’s worried about not remaining in office. He’s been drinking the D.C. water too long. We need Tea Party conservatives to replace these dead horses.


21 posted on 06/26/2012 10:00:35 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: VRWC For Truth

It disappoints me that Palin would endorse him.


22 posted on 06/26/2012 10:59:49 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: VRWC For Truth

My prediction is that Senator Hatch serves for one last term, and then, the GOP POTUS (whoever this is) ends up nominating Hatch for an opening on the SCOTUS. I’m not a fan of Senator Hatch, so I do hope that my prediction of him being picked for SCOTUS is wrong.


23 posted on 06/26/2012 11:28:14 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Hatch is 78, and will be 84 when his term ends, I don’t think he will be put on the Supreme Court.


24 posted on 06/26/2012 11:46:00 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Dan Liljenquist was a weak candidate with not as much money as Senator Hatch, and his claims to be a member of the TEA Party were, also, in question, with, as an example, his comments about having tax increases being possible solutions to some of the country’s economic problems. Still, I would of voted for Dan, despite all of these things, if I was a Utah voter, because Senator Hatch has been a U.S. Senator for way too long.


25 posted on 06/27/2012 12:01:52 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: wardaddy

>> Im gonna go with Mark Levin on this one as usual

It’s not often I’m at odds with that relatively young curmudgeon.


26 posted on 06/27/2012 1:37:52 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: LRoggy
Mark Levin was for Hatch too.

Hatch has done a lot for Conservatism over the decades.

27 posted on 06/27/2012 1:51:51 AM PDT by factmart
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To: wardaddy
I’m gonna go with Mark Levin on this one as usual Hatch ...imperfect ..has carried big water on SCOTUS nominees for GOP presidents hence...I can live with him in the senate likely his last term.

You maybe more right than you know. Rumors are Rube Buzzy Ginsberg may or may not jump ship if she sees Da-One is going down to defeat so he can name her replacement.

Having Hatch on Judiciary to be a voice of sanity with loons like Smuckee Chumer grilling SCOTUS nominees is not a bad thing during a potential Romney Administration.

But with that said, Orin's time has come and gone and is akin to legacy data and if you and I had our druthers, he'd be gone.

This paradigm of these old bulls in the Senate serving for 30+ years and dying on the job with a State Funeral must end.

Repealing of the 17th amendment and adding Term Limits to the House and Senate to it is the way to go IMHO....

28 posted on 06/27/2012 2:45:28 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Vigilanteman; All

Orrin Hatch..... the original supporter, and big-time promoter, of “The Dream Act” wins by a 2 to 1 margin. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.......... guess the Hispanic vote is more prolific than we thought.


29 posted on 06/27/2012 3:05:09 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: MplsSteve; All

I hope the primary challenger put a scare into hatch though and he changes some of his ways.
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Yeah; Hatch won by a 2 to 1 margin. I’m sure he’s pissing on himself right now out of sheer fear. (/sarc.) Dude is a gazillion years old. This is his last 6 year term. He ain’t changin’ sh**.


30 posted on 06/27/2012 3:08:03 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Hatch will screw Conservatives.
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Had a comment with re: to his age and Viagra but decided against posting it.


31 posted on 06/27/2012 3:09:59 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Tzimisce

It’s a great day to be liberal.
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Tell that to the Obama White House and the DNC. They are, as my daddy used to say, “shared scitless”.


32 posted on 06/27/2012 3:12:33 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: taildragger

[Rumors are Rube Buzzy Ginsberg may or may not jump ship if she sees Da-One is going down to defeat so he can name her replacement.]

Not happening - we control enough Senate votes so that we can filibuster until after the election


33 posted on 06/27/2012 4:10:09 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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we need “tea party” conservatives, but dan was no tea party conservative - that was the problem. Just because Hatch was not a perfect candidate, does not automatically mean his opponent is better.


34 posted on 06/27/2012 4:12:46 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Vigilanteman
Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity.
35 posted on 06/27/2012 4:18:58 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: LRoggy
Not happening - we control enough Senate votes so that we can filibuster until after the election

Do you really think the Republicans would do that?

36 posted on 06/27/2012 4:22:33 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: RaisingCain
"I consider Santorum, with the help of people like Levin, the same kind of spoiler Huckabee was last time around. I hope I never see him in politics again. If I do, I’ll remind everyone that he endorsed Mittens twice in a row, and Specter for President, and Right to Work, and so on and so forth."

He won't be the one to run an insurgent primary campaign versus an incumbent Mittens in 2016; he'd have to wait until 2020, so I doubt it. He didn't like the money chase. I see book tour in this guy's future and not much else...although I wouldn't put past him maybe a Penn Gubernatorial try in 2014, IF Corbett gets picked up by Mitten's Cabinet.

37 posted on 06/27/2012 4:38:30 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: ansel12
"Hatch is 78, and will be 84 when his term ends, I don’t think he will be put on the Supreme Court."

Unless Mittens wanted to replace Ginsberg in 2013 with a similar short-termer on the Supreme Court -- which Hatch wants more than anything in this world, and isn't shy about it, either.

38 posted on 06/27/2012 4:51:40 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Vigilanteman

Agreed: Hatch was never as bad as McCain. I hope he goes on to be a great committee chairman in this next Senate session and others to come.


39 posted on 06/27/2012 5:09:08 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: samadams2000
Liljenquist translation: = WEAK LIGHTWEIGHT
40 posted on 06/27/2012 5:11:23 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Future Snake Eater

To keep Obama from rushing through an appointment at the last hour that would clearly be seen as political by a majority of the US public? OF COURSE THEY WOULD!!


41 posted on 06/27/2012 5:41:51 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Vigilanteman

Too bad.


42 posted on 06/27/2012 5:55:40 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Utah Binger; Pete-R-Bilt
Liljenquist translation: = WEAK LIGHTWEIGHT

Yup. I sure didn't see Liljenquist at the last Tea Party Express rally. I met Senator Hatch and Governor Herbert there though, and was impressed with their understanding and support of the movement. We'll hope that continues...

43 posted on 06/27/2012 5:59:51 AM PDT by glock rocks (optimist / pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: Oatka

speaking of McCain—is he doing anything to help Gov. Brewer with the illegal intrusions in any way?

I don’t recall any stories. Has he gone a complete rat butt-kisser?


44 posted on 06/27/2012 6:10:48 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: StAnDeliver

That might actually have the makings of a reasonable political compromise. Ginsberg agrees to retire and do something productive in her remaining years like playing bingo in a retirement home. In return, the Romney administration agrees to nominate a short termer like O.G. Hatch.


45 posted on 06/27/2012 6:49:52 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Yes, he will return to his RINO self shortly.


46 posted on 06/27/2012 6:52:51 AM PDT by jch10 (Fail to the Chief!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
speaking of McCain—is he doing anything to help Gov. Brewer with the illegal intrusions in any way?
I don’t recall any stories. Has he gone a complete rat butt-kisser?

I haven't heard much either, but I suspect that whatever he is doing, it is akin to aiding and abetting the pro-illegals.

47 posted on 06/27/2012 6:57:26 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

“Dan Liljenquist was a weak candidate with not as much money as Senator Hatch, and his claims to be a member of the TEA Party were, also, in question, with, as an example, his comments about having tax increases being possible solutions to some of the country’s economic problems. Still, I would of voted for Dan, despite all of these things, if I was a Utah voter, because Senator Hatch has been a U.S. Senator for way too long.”

If Dan was for tax increases even before he lost the fire in his belly, just imagine what he’d be like in a few years.


48 posted on 06/27/2012 7:18:55 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: wardaddy

Hatch also carried the water for Eric Holder’s confirmation as Attorney General. How’s that working out? I guess Republican voters just keep voting for what they don’t want. They said they didn’t want Obamacare, but voted to nominate Romneycare; they said they didn’t want amnesty, but nominated John McAmnesty in ‘08. Holder is in contempt of Congress; let’s vote his enabler back in.

This is why the country is in the shape it is in. Dumb bi-polar voters; both Reps. and Dems.


49 posted on 06/27/2012 7:41:52 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Vigilanteman

This is the singular event that would make his old pal Teddy happy in hell.


50 posted on 06/27/2012 7:51:24 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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