|Incumbent||Orrin Hatchprofile||GOP Primary|
|Party||Republican||Jun 26, 2012|
|Years in Senate||36 years||Gen Election|
|Previous Victory||62%||Nov 06, 2012|
Incumbent Republican Orrin Hatch is up for re-election. Hatch failed to secure 60% of the delegate vote at the April 21 GOP Nominating Convention so he will face Dan Liljenquist in the Republican primary election on June 26. Utah is a bright red state so the winner of the GOP primary will likely win the seat. Note: SCF will not endorse Orrin Hatch because we have a policy against endorsing incumbents. SCF seeks to identify and elect new leaders to the U.S. Senate.