Jason Chaffetz

Mid-Term Elections 2014
6:20 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Brian Wonnacott Struggles In His Effort to Unseat Incumbent Jason Chaffetz

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.  

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Mid-Term Elections 2014
12:18 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Chaffetz and Wonnacott Spar in First and Only Debate

Democrat Brian Wonnacott greeting the audience after the 3rd Congressional District Debate.
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.

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Utah Politics
4:20 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Rep. Chaffetz Gives Democratic Maryland Congressman Tour of Utah

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-MD
Brian Grimmett

Representative Jason Chaffetz is giving Maryland Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings a tour of Utah. And the two congressmen hope to achieve a lot with the trip.

In June, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, took a tour of Rep. Elijah Cummings', D-MD, inner city Baltimore district. This weekend Chaffetz returned the favor by showing Cummings around some of Utah’s most picturesque locations. But Chaffetz says the trip wasn’t just a vacation. It was a chance for the two to get a better understanding of the unique challenges their constituents face.

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Politics
4:11 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Congressman Jason Chaffetz Opposes Count My Vote Initiative

Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)

Mitt Romney has endorsed the Count My Vote initiative in Utah, but Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT3) said Monday he is opposed to changing the state’s nomination process from a caucus-convention system to direct primaries. In his annual address to the state legislature, Chaffetz told lawmakers he could never have beat incumbent Chris Cannon without the caucus system. He said he didn’t have big name ID, and he didn’t have big money, but he did spend time talking with delegates.

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