Utah’s Bob Bennett: 2012 election may not be as anti-incumbent as 2010

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Posted: Jun 08, 2011 2:59 PM
Utah’s Bob Bennett: 2012 election may not be as anti-incumbent as 2010
Will 2012 be another anti-incumbent year?

One of the first casualties of last cycle’s “throw the bums out” fervor says probably not.

Former senator Bob Bennett (R-Utah), who lost his bid for a fourth term last May when he was ousted at the state Republican Party convention, said during a Capitol Hill visit last week that he believes the voter anger of 2010 that swept out longtime incumbents such as himself will have subsided by next year – and that may make the road ahead easier for another Utah Republican up for reelection in 2012, Sen. Orrin Hatch.