11/06/2012 10:32 pm ET

Orrin Hatch Election Results: GOP Senator Wins 7th Term

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) was projected to defeat Democratic challenger Scott Howell, the AP reported.

Hatch has served in the Senate for Utah since January 1977, placing him among the elites in terms of longest service time. For all of Tuesday's Utah-related races, visit HuffPost's Election Results dashboard here.

Check out a slideshow below of the longest serving senators in U.S. history. For full Election Day coverage, scroll down to follow HuffPost's live blog.

Longest Serving Senators In U.S. History