02/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

GOP Senator Will Back Holder, Bucking Party

The former Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee will support Eric Holder's nomination for attorney general, giving him a major boost toward confirmation.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah), who chaired the panel for a decade beginning in 1995, told The Hill that he will support Holder.

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