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Chaffetz may not finish US House term: media reports

Chaffetz may not finish US House term: media reports

Jason Chaffetz announced, via Facebook, that he will not seek reelection in 2018. Jason Chaffetz also worked as both the campaign managers and chief of staff for former Utah Governor John Huntsman from 2003 to 2005, according to the House of Representatives website.

"I wish him well in the private sector and I especially am happy that he will be able to spend more time with his family, which is what's most important", Kidd said.

An official spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee pushed a conspiracy theory that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) decided not to run for reelection in 2018 because he is being blackmailed by Russian Federation.

Congressman Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who has refused to investigate Donald Trump's possible conflicts of interests, has said he will not seek re-election. Utah's gubernatorial election is held in 2020, and Chaffetz told The Atlantic last month in a somewhat joking fashion that he will "definitely maybe" run for governor.

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Or he could play lap dog, defend the administration and destroy his credibility and open himself up to the kind of "Do your job" lambasting he received at his recent town hall, then try to run for governor as the Washington insider who climbed into bed with an unpopular president.

Dr. Kathryn Allen, a Democrat and first-time candidate, harnessed the anger over Chaffetz's iPhone comments and raised more than half a million dollars for her campaign. He stressed that he did not have "ulterior motives" for making the decision and said he "may" run for office again. I have no doubt the 3rd Congressional District will be represented by a Republican.

For the time being, Chaffetz says, he will "return to the private sector". When asked by reporters if he is considering a run for the Senate instead, Chaffetz indicated he was not leaving the House to go that route.

Rep. Chaffetz's announcement follows two close elections in Kansas and Georgia. Donald Trump won the district by 24 points but only got 47% of the vote, in part because Evan McMullin ran an independent campaign focused nearly entirely on Utah.

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Chaffetz is at least the seventh House Republican to resign this year or announce plans to retire, including four who left to join Trump's Cabinet.

"I'm reluctant to answer on speculation because I believe it's speculation", Utah Gov. Gary Herbert told reporters at his monthly news conference on KUED.

He flip-flopped in his support of Trump, though noted in Wednesday's Facebook post that he had the "full support of Speaker Ryan" to continue chairing the prominent committee and wasn't concerned about a primary challenger in his strongly red district.

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