Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch Is Vulnerable To 2012 Primary Challenge

Sen. Hatch is extremely vulnerable, thanks to a record of less than fiscally conservative votes. According to a recent Desert News poll, voters back in Utah think it maybe time for him to walk away.

But Hatch will not go down without a fight. Yes, Rep. Chaffetz could unseat him, but Hatch is far better prepared, in terms of cash-on-hand and organization, than former Sen. Bob Bennett was in 2010 when he was overtaken by now-Sen. Mike Lee. Don’t expect Hatch to get caught by surprise.

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