ArchiveBernick and Schott on Politics: The Top-10 Utah Political News Stories of 2016Bryan Schott·December 20, 2016· Share At the beginning of 2016, Sen. Orrin Hatch was looking like a lame duck heading into the last few years of his sixth term. Now, following Donald Trump’s surprise win in November, Hatch is one of the most powerful members of the Senate and angling toward running for a seventh term. Hatch will play a key role in shepherding President Trump’s agenda through Congress as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Hatch’s sudden change of political fortunes is our #6 Utah political news story of 2016. Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott continue our annual countdown.