The Problem With Orrin Hatch

    Last week, conservative Dan Liljenquist surprised everyone by denying Orrin Hatch an outright victory at the convention, forcing a competitive primary.  This, despite millions of dollars spent by Hatch urging newcomers to astroturf the convention on behalf of the old bull. Ever since Hatch perceived a threat on his right flank two years ago, he has latched himself onto the junior senator, Mike Lee, and | Read More »

    The Problem With Orrin Hatch

    Last week, conservative Dan Liljenquist surprised everyone by denying Orrin Hatch an outright victory at the convention, forcing a competitive primary.  This, despite millions of dollars spent by Hatch urging newcomers to astroturf the convention on behalf of the old bull. Ever since Hatch perceived a threat on his right flank two years ago, he has latched himself onto the junior senator, Mike Lee, and | Read More »

    Bennett: So you booted me, but how about I pick my replacement?

    Bob Bennett got knocked out of the Utah race before the runoff even happened. Just to put in perspective what a huge win that was for the movement, it had been 70 years since an incumbent had been knocked out of a primary in Utah. That’s what happens when you’re a “Republican” who drafted a health care plan that included an individual mandate, supported TARP, | Read More »

    Bennett: So you booted me, but how about I pick my replacement?

    Bob Bennett got knocked out of the Utah race before the runoff even happened. Just to put in perspective what a huge win that was for the movement, it had been 70 years since an incumbent had been knocked out of a primary in Utah. That’s what happens when you’re a “Republican” who drafted a health care plan that included an individual mandate, supported TARP, | Read More »

    Shurtleff to Challenge Bennet

    Senator Bob Bennet (R-UT) is going to face a solid challenge for his seat from Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Via the Deseret News: The winds of change, they are a-blowin’,” Shurtleff proclaimed Wednesday. “Not the bigger-government, corporate-welfare, radical-liberal-nannyism kind of change promised and now being implemented by (President Barack) Obama.” Shurtleff is challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Bob Bennett, whom he accused of breaking promises to | Read More »