Summarized by Kent Larsen
No one can sell Hatch like Mac -- no one
Deseret News 7Sep99 L1
By Bob Bernick Jr.: Deseret News political editor
LDS Clothier Mac Christensen, back from a stint as Director of the
LDS Visitors Center in Washington, D.C., is back pitching again. In
addition to working with his own stores, Christensen is featured in
an ad for Senator Orrin Hatch, helping Hatch raise funds for his
campaign for President of the United States.
Hatch is trying desperately to raise enough cash to compete
effectively against Texas Governor George W. Bush, who has raised $36
million to date. Hatch's plan is to match Bush's campaign by getting
donations of $36 each from one million people."George Bush has the
fat cats. I want the skinny cats," Hatch said.
In addition to Christensen, the ad features, among others, former
Utah Governor Norm Bangerter and BYU coach LaVell Edwards, both of
whom are members of the LDS Church. The ad asks for each Utahn to
contribute $36. Hatch would need about half of all Utahns to reach
his $36 million goal. He currently has raised just $1 million.