03/09/2011 09:58 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Orrin Hatch Courts Tea Party In Quest For Political Survival

That's what Sen. Orrin G. Hatch has done in pursuit of a seventh term. The carmaker and the midwife are among the most influential of Utah's tea party organizers, who last year shocked the establishment by taking down veteran GOP Sen. Robert Bennet t in favor of tea partyer Mike Lee.

This is the great advantage that Hatch has in this fight that his former colleague did not: He knows who's coming for him.

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