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Hatch Ran for Presidency Before

Summarized by Gregor McHardy

Hatch Ran for Presidency Before
Associated Press 28Sep99 P2
By Laurie Kellman

Those who think Senator Orrin Hatch's bid for the presidency are far-fetched may not realize that he already won the election for President of the United States - in 1951! His Pittsburgh high school senior class voted him President of the United States in the second ballot of a a mock election.

This article focuses on Orrin Hatch--the man and his political (and not so political) successes. For example, he won his first bid for Senator, when no one thought he had a ghost of a chance. Although his election "war-chest" looks like a thimble compared to Dubya's $37 million, he has been a prominent politician for 23 years.

The Mormon angle of the article quotes Hatch as saying he prays morning, noon, night and sometimes in between. "I address my father in heaven and thank him for all the things he has done and ask him for the things that I need,"" but (sadly) admits "He doesn't answer me too often."

The article also looks at things like Hatch's relationship with Senator Kennedy, his role in the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, his rebellious streak in wearing loud ties and mistmatching shirts, and his recording relationship with Gladys Knight.

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