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(KSL News) A shake-up in the United States Senate could end with Utah Senator Orrin Hatch as the most senior Republican in the body.
Hatch currently is the third most senior Republican in the body. Alaska Senator Ted Stevens is the most senior Republican Senator but will likely be forced out due to recent felony corruption convictions.
And the second-most senior Republican, Dick Lugar, could take a position in the Obama administration as Secretary of State.
Hatch told the Salt Lake Tribune that he thinks it is "inappropriate" to discuss his standings in the Senate at this time but that having the most seniority among Republicans would be "beneficial" to he state of Utah.