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Posted: January 02, 2018

Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch to retire

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 4: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) speaks to the crown before U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the Rotunda of the Utah State Capitol on December 4, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Trump  announced the reduction in size of the Bears Ears and Grand StaircaseÐEscalante National Monuments which were created by Presidents Obama and Clinton.  (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 4: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) speaks to the crown before U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the Rotunda of the Utah State Capitol on December 4, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Trump announced the reduction in size of the Bears Ears and Grand StaircaseÐEscalante National Monuments which were created by Presidents Obama and Clinton. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

WASHINGTON —

After four decades in the U.S. Senate, the longest-serving Republican senator in history, Utah’s Orrin Hatch, announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election at the end of his term in November.

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Hatch announced his decision in a video posted to Twitter.


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