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Topic - Robert F. Bennett
Rare is the tea party-tested Republican senator who hangs an image of the Kennedys' Hyannisport home over his desk and shows off the painter's personal inscription.
Orrin Hatch has served Utah for many years — maybe too many. The political mood among Republican voters favors fresh faces with tea party connections, and while the 76-year-old Mr. Hatch may be a veritable political institution in his state, he's not exactly fresh.
A political novice outlasted a three-term U.S. senator and the winner of the GOP state convention to become Utah Republicans' Senate nominee and the heavy favorite to win the general election.
The Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to preserve the full charitable-giving deduction in the tax code, rejecting yet another key part of President Obama's strategy for paying for the ambitious spending programs in his 2010 budget.
"I believe the addition of federal funds to these projects would maximize the stimulative effect of these projects on the local economy," he wrote.
"It is absurd to require Utah taxpayers to foot their portion of the bill associated with stimulus spending and then ask them to forgo competing for those funds without the input of their congressional representatives," said Bennett spokeswoman Tara Hendershott DiJulio.