Saturday, April 21, 2012

Senator Orrin Hatch to Face First GOP Primary Election in Decades

The main story's at the Salt Lake Tribune, but see Michelle, "Tea Party roars: Six-term incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch forced into primary" (via Memeorandum):
Well, if you’ve been reading this blog and my column, the outcome of today’s Utah GOP convention will not be a surprise.

Despite amassing a giant, $6 million campaign war chest and calling in every last chit with Republican friends and cronies, 77-year-old GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch will now face upstart conservative entrepreneur and renowned state pension reformer Dan Liljenquist (with campaign coffers of about $200,000) in a primary contest. He fell short of the 60 percent needed to avoid the primary race.
Well, I guess those "radical libertarians" don't take well to threats.