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Why Sen. Orrin Hatch Was Named Utahn Of The Year

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, talks with reporters after leaving the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol, May 18, 2015 in Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, talks with reporters after leaving the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol, May 18, 2015 in Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Salt Lake Tribune has made a year-end declaration: Orrin Hatch, Republican senator from the state and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is the Utahn of the Year.

George Pyle ( @DebateState), editorial page editor at The Salt Lake Tribune, explains why the paper made the decision, and why it wasn’t an accolade.

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