When we last looked at Sen. Orrin Hatch’s (R) political situation, the full speculation centered on him running for an eighth term. Now, reports surfacing from Utah political circles are suggesting that the retirement scenario could well be in the picture. The Senator, himself, in an interview again yesterday said he is planning to run, but unforeseen circumstances like family illness could certainly change his mind. The companion part of the story again includes former presidential nominee Mitt Romney and whether he might run for the seat should the Senator retire after 42 years in office. According to Mr. Hatch, Mr. Romney isn’t planning to run, though the Senator wishes he would enter an open situation. It is clear that nothing is clear here, and we’ll simply have to wait until everyone ultimately decides upon what they will do.
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