Should Hatch win the nomination Saturday, he would have only the general election, largely a formality in statewide races in GOP-dominated Utah, to dispense with. If he falls short, Hatch would still be favored in the primary.
Hatch, a nearly 36-year Senate veteran, said last month that his seventh term would be his last.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.