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Senator with a distinguished career may be in for the political fight of his life within his own party.
You saw senator Orrin hatch first elected in 1976.
He has been considered for the Supreme Court.
But his reelection bid may be derailed by critics on his right police -- Acuna is live with more and she joins us now hi -- yeah.
Hi Rick -- recent polling shows that senator Orrin hatch is outpacing his Republican rivals however the state of Utah on nominates.
It's candidate -- candidates through a system unlike any other in the country.
And it's a system that could leave -- vulnerable in tomorrow's GOP nominating convention in his state.
So the senator says he's being cautiously optimistic.
Anybody who knows me knows a month later.
Six term US senator and former boxer Orrin hatch is fighting to avoid the fate of former Utah senator Bob Bennett.
Who despite one of the most conservative voting records in congress was ousted in two when he ten -- -- voters and Tea Party favorite now senator Mike Lee.
There anger because Obama -- just been passed and so they flooded the the caucus meetings and we had a very angry electorate.
Who wanted blood.
Almost all incumbents.
Utah's election system is the only one in the country where new candidates as well as incumbents only earned the right to compete by garnering a high percentage of the vote at both caucuses and state convention.
In 2010 when moderate Republicans stayed home caucus goers ended senator Bennett's career you can.
Almost have a US senator -- governor elected in Utah with fewer people than would elect as student body president of the high school.
When pundit chatter began to predict his political demise -- began a campaign to fill the caucuses with a friendlier crowd something his competitors noted.
Just under half that it would not have to may have -- a marvelous job and staff in the conference this and it it's changing we've had 49 new senators take -- for 60005.
There is -- youth movement in the senate.
Senator hatch tells fox that at -- he's a tough old bird and says he can take the heat he's also winning the money game.
In terms of campaign fundraising which of course is this price back to you about that vote tomorrow we'll be watching we see effects.
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