Orrin Hatch Probably Going to Die Soon, Says Opponent

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) heads to a weekly policy meeting at the Capitol on March 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. The stage is being set for a fresh budget battle after the House GOP's plan was announced today amid calls from Democrats that their plan is already in place in the form of last year's Budget Control Act. Photo: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images

The Democrats' long-shot challenger to Utah senator Orrin Hatch, Scott Howell, sent out a fund-raising e-mail to supporters on Sunday that argued that the 78-year-old incumbent could "die before his term is through." Because if there's one thing that fires up donors, it's the chance to really stick it to an old man before he passes away.