Senator Hatch May Seek Another Term in 2018

October 20, 2016

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, one of the principle authors of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), may run for an unexpected eighth term in 2018, Politico reports.

Senator Orrin Hatch, (R-UT), the most senior Republican in the Senate and one of the principle authors of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), may run for his eighth term in the Senate in 2018, according to a Politico report published yesterday.

A longtime ally of the dietary supplement industry, Hatch has previously indicated he planned to retire at the end of his current term. But Politico now quotes unnamed Republican operatives in Washington D.C. and Hatch’s home state of Utah who suggest the Senator may still be open to the possibility of running for another term in 2018.

Senators Hatch and Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced DSHEA in the Senate in 1994, and it was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 25, 1994. Harkin retired from the Senate in 2015.

 

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Michael Crane
Associate Editor
Nutritional Outlook Magazine
michael.crane@ubm.com