Sen. Orrin Hatch
Jun 27, 2012 — Tuesday's primaries were pretty good for incumbents — although Rep. John Sullivan, R-0kla., was defeated by a Tea Party-backed challenger.
Apr 21, 2012 — Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) overcame Tea Party opposition and garnered the majority of votes at the state's Republican convention. He didn't win enough votes to claim the GOP senate nomination outright.
Sep 9, 2011 — The Treasury secretary makes the case for the plan. But some top Republicans say the latest proposal from the administration wouldn't boost job growth.
Aug 22, 2011 — Sen. Orrin Hatch may be breathing a sigh of relief with the numerous reports that Rep. Jason Chaffetz has decided against challenging the six-term senator.
Feb 9, 2011 — The Utah senator told Tea Party activists he appreciated their role in taking "America back." Hatch has been targeted by the grassroots movement and is trying to avoid the fate of his former colleague from Utah, Bob Bennett, who was defeated in his re-election effort by the Tea Party.
Feb 7, 2011 — Hatch riled Tea Party members by supporting the bank bailouts in 2008 and with other votes that involved spending. Hatch has long been known as one of the Senate's staunchest conservatives, which makes his current predicament especially poignant.