Hatch breaks Utah fundraising record

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  • George Bronx, NY
    July 14, 2011 3:28 p.m.

    it looks like being targeted by the tea party is working out pretty well for Hatch.

  • Tami Herriman, UT
    July 14, 2011 3:17 p.m.

    Why can't Hatch have some personal honor and give the Republicans a chance to find a GOOD candidate to replace him instead of handing his seat over to the democrats?

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    July 14, 2011 2:53 p.m.

    Mixed emotions... I would love to reign in and give a reality check to the tea-party hardliners by Hatch beating Chaffetz. At the same time, I think Hatch has done his time, should move on gracefully with honor.

    Matheson... hmmm.... I don't know the chap well enough. But even if he won this seat, what are the odds he could keep it in 6 years when all is said and done. Not likely. Being a Republican is a religious statement in Utah, and I don't see that changing yet for another 10-20 years.

    Could be an interesting political season in Utah next year. If I were a presidential candidate, I wouldn't waste one penny in Utah, because that vote is a foregone conclusion, without even knowing who is on the ticket. This senate race is the only thing that will make Utah worth watching.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    July 14, 2011 2:41 p.m.

    We need Hatch around a little while longer...we see the pull of a junior junior Senator in Lee, why burden ourselves with two of them?

  • DCUte Draper, UT
    July 14, 2011 1:52 p.m.

    @carabaoU: It was a statewide poll. Remember, Matheson isn't just another Democrat. Especially in southern Utah.

    With all that cash, Hatch won't have a problem running as an independent after he loses to Chaffetz at convention.

    Which will open the door for Matheson to become Utah's next Senator.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    July 14, 2011 1:44 p.m.

    Lost, good question.

    How much of Hatch's money came from corporations?

  • carabaoU Moab, UT
    July 14, 2011 1:06 p.m.

    A democrat for Senator? The poll obviously only got a sample from Salt Lake City.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 14, 2011 12:53 p.m.

    how much of Hatch's money came from out of state?