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I don't live in Utah, but I can tell you if they hadn't gotten rid of Larry Craig (his own party, make no mistake about that. They wanted to open the way for the newbies), I would still be voting for the old Republican, foot tapping be damned. He was an excellent senator imho.
I would not vote against someone merely on the fact they had been there for a long time. I would vote on the merits of the person as I saw them
When I was creating the now-defunct "unincumbent2012" site, you were one of the most vocal cheerleaders...

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We're allowed to change our minds.
Especially when I've seen what they're replacing them with.
They;'re stacking "teas" in there and I don't think they are the people's teas, but more like corporate tea-time, if ye ken my meanin'
And yes people can change their minds. That was back when Mr Lib still liked me.
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Default Re: Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch forced into primary fight

Since Utah is a deep red state, I would expect the winner of the Republican primary, this June, to win the Senate seat in November. (Remember, Bob Bennett--who had the most conservative voting record in the US Senate--was targeted by the Tea Party in 2010, and defeated; and his conquerer, Mike Lee, went on to win the general election, in November, by almost a two-to-one margin.)

I am not sure that this is such a terrific strategy for all states, however. For instance, Indiana just could elect a Democrat, if Richard Lugar is unseated in the primary. (After all, Indiana--despite its Republican pedigree--did go for then-Sen. Obama in 2008.)

And I am less than delighted with Sen. Olympia Snowe's impending retirement, as Maine (and New England in general) tends to be quite uncongenial to true conservatives; so we will probably see that seat filled by either a Democrat or an independent (perhaps Angus King) who will surely caucus with the Democrats.
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