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GOP candidates running for the seat left vacant by former Congressman Jason Chaffetz took to the airwaves this week in their first round of TV commercials.

Tanner Ainge is one of three Republicans vying for the 3rd Congressional District seat left vacant by Jason Chaffetz. The 33-year-old investment adviser is not only the youngest candidate in the race but a relative political newcomer. KUER sat down with Ainge in the studio to ask him his thoughts on health care, his famous father and why he decided to run.

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Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz will be joining Fox News after he resigns his seat from Congress this Friday.

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State election officials have given an initial OK to a new centrist political party called the United Utah Party — though a lawsuit over its ability to run a candidate in the 3rd Congressional District special election is still pending.

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Gov. Gary Herbert is defending his authority to organize a special election to fill the upcoming vacancy in the 3rd Congressional District, after lawmakers accused the governor of a power grab.

Julia Ritchey, KUER

Utah state lawmakers are ramping up their fight with Gov. Gary Herbert over the special election to fill Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s seat. 

Nicole Nixon

Democratic delegates have selected Dr. Kathie Allen as their candidate in the special election to replace Congressman Jason Chaffetz. She won the nomination with 77% of the delegate vote over progressive activist Ben Frank and environmentalist Carl Ingwell.

Julia Ritchey, KUER

Eight GOP congressional candidates running for the seat being vacated by  Rep. Jason Chaffetz squared off in one of the few forums before their party's nominating convention this weekend. 

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Three candidates running in the 3rd Congressional District race to replace Jason Chaffetz met Monday's deadline to turn in signatures to get their name onto the ballot, including one newcomer. 

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A Republican from the 3rd Congressional District who sued state officials to declare his candidacy while overseas says he will not pursue further legal action.

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Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz says he may not finish his term in office. This comes a day after the Republican announced he would not seek re-election in 2018.

Julia Ritchey, KUER

Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election in 2018. He’s returning to the private sector after eight years representing Utah’s 3rd Congressional District.

Chaffetz Wins GOP Nomination in Utah's 3rd District

Jun 28, 2016
Whittney Evans

 

Incumbent congressman Jason Chaffetz will be the Republican nominee in the race for Utah’s 3rd congressional district. Chaffetz defeated his opponent BYU Professor Chia-Chi Teng in the Republican primary Tuesday. 

Chaffetz, Teng talk Issues at Hinckley Town Hall

Jun 20, 2016
Nicole Nixon

Republican candidates for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District will not debate before next week’s primary. But Congressman Jason Chaffetz and Chia-Chi Teng answered questions from voters Monday in a forum hosted by the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

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The Republican candidate challenging Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz is alleging that the lawmaker is using a government website as a campaign tool.

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 Congressman Jason Chaffetz’ Republican challenger has requested an investigation into the incumbent’s campaign spending.

In a letter sent this week to the Federal Election Commission, Republican challenger Chia-Chi Teng contends that Chaffetz has been using campaign funds for personal use.

Whittney Evans

Republican incumbent Jason Chaffetz is seeking a fourth term. His Democratic challenger is new to politics and not eager to embrace the attention that comes with running for public office.  

Whittney Evans

Democratic Brian Wonnacott challenged three-term Republican incumbent Jason Chaffetz to a debate Tuesday night at Utah Valley University. Both men are competing to represent Utah’s third congressional district.

Speaking about the recent White House security breach on the watch of the Secret Service, Chaffetz, who sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said there are clearly problems with leadership, training and protocol. Wonnacott stumbled on that topic and struggled to clearly answer a question about the federal government’s handling of the Ebola crisis.