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January 02, 2018

Liberal Republican Orrin Hatch to Retire from Senate, Opening Pathway for Liberal Republican Mitt Romney

Glad to see Hatch go, but really wish deep-red Utah could put up a more conservative replacement.

He'll retired at the end of 2018. At some point thereafter, Al Franken will probably retire too. Maybe.

Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Senate Republican, announced on Tuesday he will retire at the end of the year, rebuffing the pleas of President Trump to seek an eighth term and paving the way for Mitt Romney to run for the seat.

Mr. Hatch made his decision public on Tuesday afternoon via a video announcement, according to two Republican officials briefed on the plans.

"When the president visited Utah last month, he said I was a fighter. I've always been a fighter. I was an amateur boxer in my youth, and I brought that fighting spirit with me to Washington," he said. "But every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves. And for me, that time is soon approaching."

Relatedly, Harry Reid was a boxing ref and got into a fight with his "exercise bands" just before he retired. He lost the match to his exercise bands.




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