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House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz Will Not Seek Reelection in 2018


House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. (Photo: AP)

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, unexpectedly announced he will not seek reelection in 2018. In a statement on Facebook, he said after consulting with his family and “prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018.”

Rep. Chaffetz had been rumored to be weighing a possible run for Senate or governor after easily winning four easy re-elections in his heavily Republican congressional district. Half of the voters are registered Republicans in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District, which encompasses suburban Salt Lake City and the desert towns in southeastern Utah, including a heavily Mormon region.

He won 73% of the vote in November and President Donald J. Trump carried the district by a 24-percent margin.

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Led by R. D. Baris, the People's Pundit, the PPD Elections Staff conducts polling and covers news about latest polls, election results and election data.

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  • romney has something to do with this, watch and see.

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