You know Orrin Hatch is really, really bad when Ron Paul hating super-duper statist neocon Michelle Malkin is cheering over his failure to easily win the senate nomination and is forced into a primary. I agree with Malkin that Hatch needs to go but Malkin and her Tea Party ilk are likely seeking to replace Hatch with something that won't be any different than the hapless Hatch. Malkin has crowned herself Queen of the Tea Party movement that loves to talk the talk but refuses to walk the walk when it comes to fiscal conservatism and the Constitution.
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.
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