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Utah Senator Orrin Hatch
announces plan to retire

KTVX-TV (Salt Lake City, UT), by Kierra Dotson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/2/2018 2:45:20 PM

After serving seven terms as Utah´s senator, Orrin Hatch announced Tuesday he plans to retire. "When the President visited Utah last month, he said I was a fighter. I´ve always been a fighter. I was an amateur boxer in my youth, and I brought that fighting spirit with me to Washington. But every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves. And for me, that time is soon approaching," he said in a video. The senator said when his term ends he will not seek re-election. "I´m deeply grateful for the privilege you´ve given me to serve as your


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fayebeck, 1/2/2018 2:49:13 PM     (No. 11497865)

I have no doubt that Senator Hatch is a fine man. BUT. For the life of me, I can´t think of one thing he has accomplished.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: reaganrepublican, 1/2/2018 2:49:54 PM     (No. 11497866)

Good, seven terms is too long regardless of party. Too much cronyism and removal from the constituents that they were elected to serve (i.e John McCain).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: abuela10, 1/2/2018 2:51:17 PM     (No. 11497868)

If the GOP was smart, they´d pick Mia love instead of Romney

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Reply 4 - Posted by: greggojo, 1/2/2018 2:52:00 PM     (No. 11497869)

No Mitt The Backstabber Wimp Romney.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: scurfie, 1/2/2018 2:53:01 PM     (No. 11497870)

#1 - Orrin was a great Senator because he would reach across the aisle and work with the Dems like Ted Kennedy. /S

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 1/2/2018 2:57:25 PM     (No. 11497871)

Another RINO who had lost his way, finally leaves the herd.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/2/2018 2:57:49 PM     (No. 11497872)

Bummer news of the day because it means Romney gets elected to the Senate. Utah is the only place Romney can get elected, and Mormons do not like Trump. The minute Romney gets to the Senate, he will be reaching across the aisle...... AAAAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/2/2018 3:02:52 PM     (No. 11497875)

I agree with Poster 3. Mia Love for U.S. Senate.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: winnie1, 1/2/2018 3:14:56 PM     (No. 11497885)

God help us. Now we have to cope with Willard who is really an incognito Democrat. My vote is for Mia Love to run for Orin´s seat. How is she going to compete with Mr Money Bags.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nwcudagal, 1/2/2018 3:16:39 PM     (No. 11497888)

I lost all respect for Hatch when I learned he and Ted Kennedy were BFF´s.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ivehadit, 1/2/2018 3:20:36 PM     (No. 11497890)

Utah, if you get on the ball and work hard you can avoid a Uniparty win here with the former presidential candidate that many think laid down for the 44th president to carry on in his destruction.

GET ON IT! Get the best candidate that can win against the former presidential candidate. The Uniparty is counting on this seat. Do Not Let Them Have It! #MAGA depends on it!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: happy conservative, 1/2/2018 3:31:50 PM     (No. 11497901)

Personally, I think any senator/congressperson should be phased out of Congress before they reach 75/80 years of age. Not sure which. But, I believe they should be retired (made to retire). Most companies (unless the person owns them) forces retirement on us civilians at least by 70. Why should these "power mongers" be allowed to sit there and dictate to us until they´re senile. I would think they´d rather retire and spend time with their families in their "golden" years. Instead, they stick around to inflict laws they don´t want to obey themselves.

No beef with Orrin Hatch, but we´ve got old lady Feinstein here in CA who plans to run again this year--she´s 84 and rich; she doesn´t need anymore added to her pension. But she just keeps on "running" (I´m sure she couldn´t run 1/4 mile physically). Term limits, age limit, whatever.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/2/2018 3:36:26 PM     (No. 11497908)

Sound like McConnell set this up. Orin goes quietly and Mittens awaits. Mitch will absolutely destroy any opposition candidate.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/2/2018 3:46:54 PM     (No. 11497915)

Mitt has paid his dues as far as the Bush moderates, GOPe leadership is concerned and he has spent millions setting himself up to buy some political power. So, its true, he IS a shoo-in. Mia Love has proven to be a non-boat rocker so she will not cross the establishment by challenging Mitt. No way.

#7, you are right about the Mormons not liking Trump. They are much more socially liberal than most people know. They are just quiet about it. PDJT is way too conservative for them.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 1/2/2018 3:53:23 PM     (No. 11497919)

Some of you should take a closer look at Mia Love. It appears to me she´s done the OPPOSITE of what she promised, and she´s an anti-Trumper to boot!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: rubberneck, 1/2/2018 4:56:36 PM     (No. 11497978)

It´s wrong to stereotype ANY group. I´m a participating "Mormon," and I certainly don´t consider myself to be "socially liberal."

1) I´m anti-abortion in almost ANY circumstances (possible exception - life of mother or child).
2) I´m fully supportive of "build the wall."
3) I´m anti-amnesty. (We can talk about the law-abiding and contributing "dreamers" - AFTER the wall has been funded and is underway.)
4) Does this make me "socially liberal"? I´m fully in favor of decriminalizing demon reefer. It´s none of the government´s damn business! (I consider that socially conservative.)

Some Mormons are more liberal than me... many are more conservative, except for the reefer thing.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/2/2018 5:04:27 PM     (No. 11497986)

Chaffetz didn´t retire from the House for no reason. No Romney´s for me. Mr. Romney has a very foul mouth for those in his party that he disagrees with, so Mr. Romney can look elsewhere for support.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Clinger, 1/2/2018 5:24:39 PM     (No. 11497998)

Well this racist misogynist knuckle dragging Neanderthal is on the Love train kicked off by #3.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Jrsample, 1/2/2018 5:32:22 PM     (No. 11498003)

As they say in the Senate:
"...don´t count your Hatches before they´ve chickened."

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nimby, 1/2/2018 6:02:10 PM     (No. 11498020)

Oh boy!! Now we have to deal with Mittens!!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Davids918, 1/2/2018 6:20:13 PM     (No. 11498030)

Mia Love for U.S. Senate.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/2/2018 7:24:36 PM     (No. 11498088)

Hatch was a superstar in the C. Thomas confirmation hearings. When Chairman Biden left the room late in the hearings (and not in Primetime), the rules of the committe were trashed by Senators Kennedy and Metzenbaum. While these two idiots did try the usual Democrat hatchet job, Hatch put the brakes on it and forced Senator Biden, when he returned to correct things. Hatch was a trooper with Reagan. Hatch has done a great job at times. Its just he is long past his ´use by´ date. Good move Senator Hatch and enjoy your well deserved retirement.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: tisHimself, 1/2/2018 9:56:16 PM     (No. 11498173)

Romney thinks he can rehab his profile and run against Trump in 2020

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 1/3/2018 12:03:43 AM     (No. 11498222)

#15 beat me to it. Some posters need to do better research.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/3/2018 3:30:52 AM     (No. 11498265)

It´s always funny when posters warn me about things while supporting GOP establishment candidates who exemplify those things. People came to Trump at different times for different reasons. After the election, Mitt Romney came to Trump when he wanted a job.

Before that, Romney was the most prominent Never Trumper in the GOP. He did everything in his power to lose the presidency to Hillary Clinton.

Mitt Romney is, and always has been, a politically unprincipled opportunist. We elect guys like this at our peril.

Anybody But Romney.

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