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Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he won't run for reelection

21 April 2017, 08:52 | Gladys Abbott

"For those that would speculate otherwise, let me be clear that I have no ulterior motives", he said.

But, of course, he does.

Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told the Deseret News Thursday the national party sees a real opportunity to claim Chaffetz's seat.

Chaffetz said he's confident his 3rd District seat will remain Republican. "I would take a serious, serious look at running for governor".

"I'm not going to be here forever".

Two-term Utah Gov. Gary Herbert won't be term-limited out in 2020, but has said he isn't interested in running for a third term. "I've been given more enemas by more people over the last eight years than you can possibly imagine".

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Chaffetz has been viewed by Democrats as especially partisan.

Jason Chaffetz has been a valuable member of the Republican team, and we wish him the best as he begins this new chapter in his life. He did not mention those possibilities in announcing his decision to leave the political arena, just five months after his re-election to Congress for a fourth term. Washington - and all the politicians who occupy it - are viewed with suspicion (and that's being nice) by the Republican base.

Then there is the Trump complication. Bernie Sanders to Salt Lake City on Friday "to talk and work in solidarity with [Utahans] fighting back the first 100 days of Donald Trump's disastrous presidency". Good luck with that, you baby-faced toad. As Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen said, Chaffetz leaving "doesn't change the bigger picture-another congressional representative from somewhere else in America will assume the committee chair and have the same ability to interfere with locally passed laws by locally elected representatives".

Congressman Jason Chaffetz's decision not to seek reelection is a big victory for the Trump resistance over one of administration's chief enablers.

Chaffetz worked in private industry as a corporate communications specialist before opening his own communications firm before he entered the world of politics.

During the raucous 2016 presidential campaign that pitted Clinton against Trump, Chaffetz distanced himself from the Republican candidate following the public airing of a video previous year in which Trump made lewd comments about women.



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