Quote of the day: "An old guy"

Orrin Hatch could "die before his term is through," says his Dem challenger

By Jillian Rayfield

Published September 18, 2012 8:16PM (EDT)

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is probably going to hold onto his seat against his Democratic challenger, Scott Howell. Which could be why Howell went for broke in a fundraising email:

"I’m going to be frank. Orrin Hatch is not a bad guy. But he is an old guy," Howell says, also adding that Hatch could "die before his term is through."

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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