In terms of ideology, Orrin Hatch and Ted Kennedy couldn’t have been more different. “One of the reasons I ran for the Senate was to fight Ted Kennedy,” Hatch once said of Kennedy, “who embodied everything I felt was wrong with Washington.” But through the 1980s and 1990s, the two men became the yin and yang, the oddest couple of American politics.
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