Sen. Hatch touts his winning record

Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch is spending a considerable amount of time in Cache Valley Friday. He speaks at 3:30 p.m. in the USU Education Building. Friday night both Sen. Hatch and new Senator Mike Lee will address those attending the Cache County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner. Hatch comes at a time when polls show he could have a tough re-election campaign in 2012 and that he is still seeking full support from the Tea Party movement. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday, Hatch said if Republicans take over the Senate he will be chairman of the powerful Finance Committee and he already knows how to get things done. “When people start to look at that,” Hatch said, “they’re going to say, ‘My gosh, do we want to lose him? Do we want two freshman Senators there from Utah?’ “Just this last week I was able to help save the Central Utah Water Project. They had zeroed it out in the budget. I brought the Secretary of Interior in, we’re old friends. We sat down and got rid of a czar and were able to keep that going.” He says at the same time he helped save a project in Millard County that will save 300 jobs. Friday night’s Lincoln Day dinner starts at 7 p.m. at the Elements Restaurant with an open house beginning at 6 p.m.

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