Despite a concerted fight by U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch to avoid Republican voters, today Utah caucus-goers, led by Tea Partiers, forced him into a June 26 primary election.
It would have been better if the Utah process had knocked out Hatch entirely, but this gives conservative Utahans the chance, just a chance, to rid themselves of this man who governs far to the left of his constituents.
Instead of 11 opponents at the caucus, only Hatch and contender Dan Liljenquist will face off to learn if Hatch will advance to the general election for his 7th (and he claims final) term.
NYT has it here.