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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.