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Tea Party Tactics Differ for Republican Targets

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Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch has gone out of his way to listen to tea party activists and court conservatives to prepare for 2012.

“Basically you go out and find people who are Hatch supporters, and you go through a training process with them and provide encouragement and assistance and help them get elected at their caucuses as delegates,” he said.

Ultimately, Hatch may find primary voters are a little more forgiving in Utah this time around.

“Do I agree with him 100 percent? No. Do I agree with my wife 100 percent? No,” Kirkham said. “I think people can understand that.”

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