Sen. Orrin Hatch (R), a top 2012 target for the tea party, is running for his seventh term in Utah by courting conservatives activists one by one.
Utah Se. Orrin G. Hatch (R) speaks to students on the campus of Utah State University in February. Hatch is trying to present himself as a pure conservative in order to help fend off challengers from the extreme right of the GOP party who played a major part in the ouster of his colleague Sen. Bob Bennett in 2010. August Miller/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo