Hatch Reconsidering Re-Election Run

Hatch met with Mnuchin Thursday. (Rob Kunzig/Morning Consult)

Sen. Orrin Hatch said Wednesday he may run for re-election in 2018 after all.

“I had said that I wasn’t going to, but I have to admit, times have changes,” the Utah Republican and most senior member of the Senate told reporters at the Capitol.

“I know that a lot of people want me to continue … that does make me feel good,” the 82-year-old added.¬†“I’m still not in the position to say.”

Hatch, as the Senate’s president pro tempore, is third in line to the presidency. When he was running for re-election in 2012, he said it would be his last term in office.

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