Hatch Faces Obstacle Despite Reaching out to Base

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 02:51 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With a challenge from within his own party in the offing, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is taking aggressive steps to make sure the same conservative activists who ousted then-Sen. Robert Bennett don't do the same to him.

His campaign has offered jobs to tea party activists. He has also repeatedly reached out to some of the national groups that were instrumental in laying the groundwork for Bennett's defeat.

Whether these efforts pay off will go a long way in determining whether he is re-elected in perhaps the most Republican state in the nation. At this stage, it's clear that some of the same forces that swept Bennett out of power in Utah would like to do the same to Hatch.

Hatch says he's still confident he'll win over skeptics.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

GOP's Kirsten Kukowski: 'Very Confident' We'll Win Senate

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 18:42 PM

The GOP is on its way to reclaiming the Senate in November, says Kirsten Kukowski, national press secretary for the Repu . . .

Romney for US President in 2016? Iowa Poll Puts Him on Top

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 18:12 PM

Americans may not be through with Mitt Romney after all.The two-time Republican presidential candidate has repeatedly st . . .

Hillary Clinton to Join Obama at Democratic Party Fundraiser

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 17:53 PM

President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will headline a two-day Democratic National Committee fundraiser next month i . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved