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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.

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A new political party in Utah is trying to get its candidate on the ballot in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz. On Friday morning, the United Utah Party was in court to make its case.

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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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.

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

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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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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. 

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A newly created centrist party that attempted to enter the packed 3rd Congressional District race fell short of a deadline to get certified, but may run a candidate anyway.

 

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Provo Mayor John Curtis stood inside a packed reception hall in the city’s downtown Thursday evening and made his candidacy official, joining a crowded field of more than a dozen candidates running to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz. 

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State election officials have announced that the special election to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Jason Chaffetz will take place November 7, the same day as municipal elections.

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Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz says he’s ready to start a new chapter of his life, but not yet ready to say what that may be.