Hatch Looks to Avoid Lugar’s Fate

Salt Lake Tribune Washington Correspondent Thomas Burr

(KCPW News) He was elected in 1976, has served six terms in the U.S. Senate, and was just defeated in a Republican primary election by a Tea Party candidate. It sounds like we could be talking about Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, but that’s actually the story of Indiana Senator Richard Lugar. Every Friday, we talk with Thomas Burr, Washington Correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune and author of Political Cornflakes, a daily, online round-up of Utah politics. KCPW’s Jeff Robinson asked him how he and Senator Hatch are similar.

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