Progressive-Statist RINO Orrin Hatch to Face Primary Challenger Dan Liljenquist

Orrin Hatch
Doggone Offended? Credit: Gage Skidmore

By the Left Coast Rebel

Good news regarding Utah’s 30-year progressive Republican Orrin Hatch over at Memeorandum, via today’s Washington Post:

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch will face off against conservative former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist in a June primary after the six-term incumbent failed to win 60 percent of the vote at the state Republican convention on Saturday. Hatch took 57 percent on the first ballot and then 59 percent on a second ballot, one on one fight against Liljenquist. Hatch needed to win 60 percent of the vote to avoid a June 26 primary.

Hatch forces had hoped to win the nomination outright on Saturday. He came up short on that goal. But, Hatch did avoid the fate of Sen. Bob Bennett (R), who two years ago lost his bid for reelection when he finished third at the state party convention amid deep discontent directed at him from conservatives.

Previously at the Left Coast Rebel:
If you’re a liberal, statist or progressive Kool-Aid drinker, what’s not to like about Orrin Hatch?

Could Dan Liljenquist be the next Rand Paul or Mike Lee?

: Malkin has more, including a lot more info on Liljenquist.

Added (RightKlik): Donate to Dan Liljenquist HERE.

The runoff election will be on June 26.


  1. Go Dan! Looks like it's time to send some money to Utah.

    1. Will have this cross-posted at RK if you don't mind, LCR.

    2. Absolutely! I can do it for you if you want.

  2. PLEASE! We need the money for Dan in Utah. Hatch has too much blind support. We need billboards and commercials and in-your-face means of getting the truth out there. (This is Sophie, from What I Know here. I haven't been blogging in a while and this account is also basically a dead blog of mine, by the way.)

    I support Dan wholeheartedly and Hatch's lies about Dan are being believed by my friends and family. WE NEED HELP!

    1. Thanks, Sophie. RK and I signed up to blog for the campaign. Can you help us too?

    2. you can email me at left coast rebel *at* gmail dot com (no spaces)


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