Orrin Hatch retains seat for seventh term in Senate

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  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 8:21 p.m.

    Okay, Orrin will go back to the Senate after bragging about how conservative he is and how much power and influence his seniority has earned him.

    Since this is his last term, he should not worry about offending some donkey like Harry Reid, but rather use every trick in the arcane Senatorial rules and parliamentary procedures to block the expect onslaught of "my way or the highway" demands from Obama and Reid.

    The very survival and economic future of our nation is at stake, and Hatch needs to use every bit of his energy to save our country now!

    Or, is he just another preening politician who likes the perks and does not really believe all that stuff he told us rubes back in Utah?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 6:51 p.m.

    Red, there is a big difference.

    Daniel Inoye was a war hero and as a Senator, he has always put his constituents first.

    Hatch, on the other hand . . . . .

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Nov. 7, 2012 12:48 p.m.

    Another question is what will Orrin Hatch do with this term? He ran on helping Romney repealing Obamacare which is clearly not going to happen now. I guess he will oversee more government spending and the construction of his orwellian citizen spy centers.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Nov. 7, 2012 12:45 p.m.

    People are so gulliable to keep electing this guy. He sleeps during the congressional hearings. All this RINO does is collect a salary and a payoff from the special interest groups.

    One way to get things done in congress is to set term limits and make that a constiutional amendment. That way, there will be less corruption and people like Orrin Hatch and Diane Feinstein can't play their constiutients for fools.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    Nov. 7, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    To "LDS Liberal" once again your ignorance and hypocrisy are showing.

    If you look at the top 10 longest serving senators, there are 8 Democrats, with Hatch showing up at #23. What you should be complaining about is the democrat Daniel K. Inouye from Hawaii who has been in for 50 years, and will server another 4 before having to go through re-election.

    So, if the GOP is wrong for sending a guy back for after 36 years, what does that say about the Democrats who sent a man back after serving for 48?

  • carpoolmom SOUTH JORDAN, Salt Lake
    Nov. 7, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    I hope all you are happy that you didn't vote for Dan. I mean Orrin will be the head of the finance committee right? Oh wait it was just one of his tricks to get you to vote for him. Oh and the biggest one.... Romney needs me. Oops guess that didn't come to pass either. Oh we like sheep that is what Utah voters should be called. You just rewarded a man who got us in this mess. Really? Our country is in shambles and he's been there the whole time. Even when Republicans were in the majority he didn't change things he made them worse. OK thanks for letting me get out my frustration. Can't do anything about it now.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 10:20 a.m.

    SALT LAKE CITY — Orrin Hatch said his seventh term in the U.S. Senate would be his last,


    Where have we heard THAT before?

    Meanwhile -
    Leave it to Utah to say we need change in Washington,
    Out with those who ruin the country,
    So-an-so has been in there too long, is a Wahington insider, is out-of-touch.


    Re-elect the oldest and longest serving fossil back to Washington time and again.


  • Kassim Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:58 a.m.

    We love you Senator Orrin Hatch, You are the Best Senator! and that’s why my entire family voted for you. You will always have our support...

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:31 a.m.

    Senator for life. Utah must like the status quo in Washington.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:28 a.m.

    Money won.

  • Clinton Draper, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 12:29 a.m.

    Unfortunately, it was utterly pointless to re-elect this do-little senator from Utah...

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 11:46 p.m.

    Will he actually accomplish something this term? We need at least one senator who will accomplish something.

  • FYI Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 11:07 p.m.

    Insanity is doing(voting) the same thing and expecting different results.