The political spotlight is shifting to longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) as he considers whether to run for reelection in 2018.
Hatch’s office has repeatedly said he’ll make a decision by the end of the year, but he still has several months to make up his mind before the March 15 filing deadline.
President Trump and some of his allies are urging Hatch to run for an eighth term. They have showered praise on the powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman for helping to shepherd the GOP’s tax overhaul through the upper chamber.
While Hatch had promised that this term would be his last, in recent weeks he has signaled a reelection run is likely.
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