The once-crowded Republican field to replace Congressman Jason Chaffetz is now down to three candidates — and when it comes to discussing President Trump, the GOP candidates are striking a delicate chord between support and uncertainty.
At the launch for Provo Mayor John Curtis' congressional campaign a week and a half ago, volunteers put out two clipboards for people to sign as they entered the room. The first was for people who wanted to sign up to volunteer. The second clipboard was a little more important.
With a special election scheduled to replace outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz, several Republican candidates wasted no time in launching their campaigns this weekend at the Utah GOP’s organizing convention in Sandy.
Gov. Gary Herbert says his office is already preparing to hold a special election to fill the U-S House seat in the 3rd Congressional district. Representative Jason Chaffetz announced today that he will leave office next month.
Members of Utah’s Congressional delegation are praising the selection of former FBI director Robert Mueller to oversee an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and its possible ties to President Trump’s campaign.
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.
It’s only been four months since Jason Chaffetz handily won a fifth term representing Utah’s 3rd Congressional District, but already the Republican has two challengers preparing to run against him in 2018.
Facing increasing political blowback, many Republican lawmakers are choosing to skip town halls with constituents during the Congressional recess this week. Now, frustrated voters are organizing their own forums, with or without them.
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.
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.