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  Won't run for Senate next year, Rep. Matheson assures Hatch
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MediaNewspaper - Salt Lake Tribune
News DateWednesday, April 13, 2005 02:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson met personally with Sen. Orrin Hatch recently to assure the Republican he would not run for the Senate next year, squelching one of the state's juiciest political rumors that sprouted amid some tough talk from Hatch's campaign.
“I just wanted to tell him and not put it in the press first. I value the relationship and look forward to building on it,” Matheson said in an interview. “People in politics gossip more than any other vocation I know, and it's not productive and I just wanted to put an end to it right now.”

The two sat down in Hatch's office in what both characterized as a cordial meeting.
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