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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah)

Senate President Pro Tempore

Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for president, 2000; U.S. Senate, 1977-present
Born: March 22, 1934; Pittsburgh, Pa.
Residence: Salt Lake City
Religion: Mormon
Family: Wife, Elaine Hatch; six children
Education: Brigham Young U., B.S. 1959; U. of Pittsburgh, J.D. 1962
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1976 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Finance; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Primary Health and Retirement Security); Judiciary (Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights; Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts; Privacy, Technology & the Law); Special Aging; Joint Taxation

Election History
2012generalOrrin Hatch (R) 657,60865.3
Scott Howell (D) 301,87330.0
Shaun McCausland (CNSTP) 31,9053.2
Daniel Geery (UJP) 8,3420.8
Bill Barron (NPA) 7,1720.7
JoAnn Secrist (WRI) 10.0
2006generalOrrin Hatch (R) 356,23862.4
Pete Ashdown (D) 177,45931.1
Scott Bradley (CNSTP) 21,5263.8
Roger Price (PC) 9,0891.6
Dave Seely (LIBERT) 4,4280.8
Julian Hatch (DG) 2,5120.4
2000generalOrrin Hatch (R) 504,80365.6
Scott Howell (D) 242,56931.5
Carlton Bowen (AMI) 11,9381.6
Jim Dexter (LIBERT) 10,3941.4
1994generalOrrin Hatch (R) 357,29768.8
Patrick Shea (D) 146,93828.3
Craig Oliver (I) 9,5501.8
Gary Van Horn (AM) 2,5430.5
Nelson Gonzalez (SW) 1,5140.3
Lawrence Topham (IA) 1,4620.3
1988generalOrrin Hatch (R) 430,08967.1
Brian Moss (D) 203,36431.7
1982generalOrrin Hatch (R) 309,33258.3
Ted Wilson (D) 219,48241.3
1976generalOrrin Hatch (R) 290,22153.7
Frank Moss (D) 241,94844.8
Roll Call Vitals


Utah is 46th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.