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Republicans Press Hatch to Run Again

Hatch has said he’s leaning toward running for reelection.

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Kimberly Railey
Dec. 1, 2016, 10:11 a.m.

“A num­ber of prom­in­ent Sen­ate Re­pub­lic­ans are ur­ging Sen. Or­rin Hatch (R) not to re­tire in 2018, as the vet­er­an Utah Re­pub­lic­an now says he is lean­ing to­wards run­ning for an eighth term.”

“I have urged Or­rin to run and I hope he does,” Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell (R-KY) said in a state­ment through an aide.

Sen. Ro­ger Wick­er (R-MS), the out­go­ing chair­man of the Sen­ate Re­pub­lic­an’s polit­ic­al arm, said: “His ef­fect­ive­ness as a le­gis­lat­or is un­par­alleled — we turn to him when we need to get things done. He means so much to Re­pub­lic­ans and the Sen­ate, and I hope he will con­sider con­tinu­ing to serve the people of Utah.” (Wall Street Journ­al)


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