March 23, 2013
After voting for an unsuccessful amendment to stop funding for Obamacare, 20 Republicans then voted for the final spending bill, which still funded the dangerous program. If these senators were truly committed to stopping funding for Obamacare, they would have joined the other 25 Republicans who voted against the bill.
April 21, 2012
Sen. Orrin Hatch failed to clinch his partys nomination at the state GOP convention Saturday, ensuring a June primary against state Sen. Dan Liljenquist.
August 24, 2011
THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE: Jason Chaffetz was a kicker on the BYU football team in college, but few expected him to punt when it came to challenging Sen. Orrin Hatch. His decision leaves Utah conservatives and tea party leaders frustrated with the senior senator and searching for a new champion -- although, for now, few appear to be stepping forward.
August 22, 2011
POLITICO: After publicly dangling the prospect for months, GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz was set to announce Monday he won't challenge Sen. Orrin Hatch next year, removing a menacing threat to the six-term senator's reelection prospects.
June 09, 2011
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) rebuked potential primary challenger Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R) in a Tuesday interview on the Hugh Hewitt radio show, saying it was wrong for him to run against a fellow Republican.