Will Trump loyalists really back a Never Trumper against Orrin Hatch? (Yes! We will!!)
washingtontimes.com ^ | 10/11/17 | Ralph Z. Hallow
Posted on 10/12/2017, 5:05:39 PM by cotton1706
Flirting with what some may see as political treason, bigwig Trump loyalists led by Stephen K. Bannon, Dave Bossie and Tony Perkins are considering “Never Trump” former Senate aide Boyd Matheson to replace Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch next year.
Mr. Hatch, 83, has acknowledged thinking maybe it’s time to hang it up after 41 years in the Senate. Mr. Bannon has said he is determined to help show Mr. Hatch the door — maybe by backing Mr. Matheson, 51, for a primary run.
“Boyd is considering it, regardless of Sen. Hatch’s decision (or anyone else’s decision for that matter),” Matheson spokeswoman Kelsey Köenen Witt said. Mr. Bossie is on record as liking the idea, telling Politico Mr. Matheson “is going to be the consensus conservative candidate among all the outside groups and will have a lot of the financial support that’s out there. He’s going to be someone people coalesce around very quickly.”
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