SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Orrin Hatch has been asked to serve as a key strategic policy advisor for Governor Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. Romney has endorsed Hatch, the Ranking Member on the Senate Finance Committee, for reelection this fall. In the role of "Special Advisor on Policy," Hatch will serve as a surrogate for the Romney campaign and provide strategic policy advice on key economic issues.
"Mitt has the background, experience, and the skills needed to turn our economy around, and I look forward to working with him to reverse President Obama's failed economic policies and get Americans back to work," Hatch said. "I know that with Mitt in the White House and me leading the Finance Committee, we can accomplish some pretty special things. We'll be able to lay the groundwork in the months ahead and hit the ground running from the day Mitt's sworn in to turn our economy around."
"Orrin has been a leader in the Senate on reforming our tax code, balancing our budget, and repealing Obamacare, and I'm going to need his leadership in the Senate when we take back the White House," Romney said. "Orrin is a man who I deeply respect and who knows what it takes to get America back on track. I look forward to working with him to get those who've become so frustrated with Washington to believe in America again."