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Jason Chaffetz says
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Posted By: GustoGrabber, 2/16/2021 7:38:12 AM

Former congressman Jason Chaffetz says he is open to running against Sen. Mitt Romney in Utah. With a smile on his face, the retired politician told Fox News host Sean Hannity, "Yea, I would," when asked Monday evening about a primary challenge against Romney just days after the GOP senator voted a second time to convict former President Donald Trump on an article of impeachment. Chaffetz represented Utah's 3rd Congressional District from 2009 to 2017, and served as chairman of the Oversight Committee for the final couple of years. After retiring, Chaffetz joined Fox News as a contributor.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: OBX Pete 2/16/2021 7:47:44 AM (No. 697647)
Go get him Jason. It's time to rid the Senate and the House of the RINOS. They're the swamp to your right.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Periwinkel 2/16/2021 7:48:02 AM (No. 697648)
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Turninggrey 2/16/2021 7:48:05 AM (No. 697649)
Sigh. I was glad to get rid of him. Come on Utah. You can do better than this.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 2/16/2021 7:49:00 AM (No. 697650)
Of course, Mitt Romney won't be up for re-election until 2024. He is counting on having plenty of time to get people to forget that he has done this.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney 2/16/2021 8:23:34 AM (No. 697676)
Do it. Being a commentator on Fox is not a job. Take Romney's job.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: chance_232 2/16/2021 8:36:10 AM (No. 697682)
Re#4. Romney is the new, slicker, John McCain. You can count on him to save his harshest criticism for his fellow Republicans and constituents. While being very respectful towards the democrats. I noticed that when he ran in 2008 and 2012. As evidence, he has much higher approval ratings among democrats than he does with republicans.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 2/16/2021 8:39:53 AM (No. 697683)
Chaffetz does a better job as a Fox News contributor, than he did as a Congressman. But compared to Romney, he is a GOP star.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: TJ54 2/16/2021 8:54:45 AM (No. 697699)
Unless Chaffetz is a Mormon, forget it
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jethro bo 2/16/2021 8:56:53 AM (No. 697701)
Too bad Mittens runs in 2024. It would be nice to see Trump run against him but Trump will be too busy winning the presidency, again.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: cobblestone404 2/16/2021 8:59:02 AM (No. 697707)
2 losers...
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bpl40 2/16/2021 8:59:51 AM (No. 697709)
That is one candidacy every true Republican should support. Not only must Mittens be defeated but he must be made an example of.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Laotzu 2/16/2021 9:11:50 AM (No. 697719)
First, Romney never intended to stay more than one term. It was a launch platform for the Presidential ticket in 2024. That's why he's blowing in the wind, trying to appeal to everyone at the same time. Second, quit electing these milqtoast types, Utah. Cowboy up. Give us the guy I voted for in the primary against Romney, Mike Kennedy. Has a medical degree and a law degree. From the campaign: Kennedy’s main focus in the U.S. Senate would be the deficit, according to The Spectrum. He said a climbing deficit “would be our greatest national security threat.” On his campaign website, Kennedy slammed the takeover of national monuments for “political control” instead of just “protecting historical and cultural sites.” He also said education decisions would be best determined by state and local governments as opposed to “unelected bureaucrats in Washington.”
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Reply 13 - Posted by: HPmatt 2/16/2021 9:15:22 AM (No. 697730)
Having watched Chaffertz for years - a wannabe Shawn Hannity chatty-kathy clone - he is what I would call a 'Show Horse', not a 'Work Horse'. So Utah has given the country - Orin Hatch, carpet-bag Romney, US CofC let'em-all-come-in H1-(b) Mike Lee, and on the House, Mia Love & Jason.... Almost as bad as Arizona..... Utah GOP rank and file can do better than these sell-outs.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 2/16/2021 9:18:20 AM (No. 697736)
Poster 8, Chaffetz is LDS. He is graduate of BYU. Sidelight, he was the starting placekicker at BYU for two years.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: lefthanddan 2/16/2021 9:43:34 AM (No. 697769)
Chaffetz is like a storm cloud in the desert. Lots of noise and looks promising...but the rain never falls.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Muguy 2/16/2021 9:48:52 AM (No. 697777)
Go for it!!! I will support you!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: idahoskook 2/16/2021 9:51:23 AM (No. 697780)
I’m not a Republican so I don’t know exactly how your minds work, but this loser already failed up and was rewarded with a Fox News job. He’s an establishment controlled opposition mouthpiece who appeals to the Fox News crowd. Never accomplished anything and never will.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TJ54 2/16/2021 9:59:46 AM (No. 697786)
Reply 17, If you are a Dem, my condolences
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Reply 19 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 2/16/2021 10:15:48 AM (No. 697805)
A potted plant would be better than Romney. Same potted plant might be better than Chaffetz too. The point is make sure Romney has a serious primary challenger. Preferably an honest outsider that can relate to people. Any challenger would also need lots of money. Hopefully Mitt hasn't signed a contract with Dominion to rig the Utah elections.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: MDConservative 2/16/2021 10:41:07 AM (No. 697841)
I would bet Romney retires after this term...and that's four years off, an eternity.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Toodles3956 2/16/2021 10:56:59 AM (No. 697865)
#13. Don't forget Harry Reid. Utah constantly turns out losers.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MDConservative 2/16/2021 11:20:57 AM (No. 697891)
#21 - Uh, Harry Reid was from Searchlight, Nevada...
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Reply 23 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 2/16/2021 11:46:24 AM (No. 697943)
Please run, Jason, and rid us of this insufferable twerp who should be retired in Florida somewhere as head of an HOA. Or dogcatcher, take your pick.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/16/2021 12:24:32 PM (No. 698015)
Republicans are a little like divorced Christians; they bury their wounded. Careful Jason, you don't know where that Rino was last.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: cartcart 2/16/2021 12:33:40 PM (No. 698031)
Well, he was elected to the house and quit. I’d say move on.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: anniebc 2/16/2021 12:39:05 PM (No. 698038)
Don't we want new people in political office and not retreads? Don't we want people who are of the citizen politician model?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: earlybird 2/16/2021 12:47:26 PM (No. 698044)
I am not a big fan of Chaffetz. I thought his “retiring” from Congress at the time he did, for the reason he gave, was flaky. But he is so much better than Mittsky that I would vote for him were I a Utah voter.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: earlybird 2/16/2021 12:54:55 PM (No. 698052)
Howie Carr last Fall: Willard seriously believes that voting against the most popular Republican incumbent president since Ronald Reagan is a good career move. Could he possibly be any more clueless? A good tactician Mitt isn’t. And his judgment about Trump is clouded by the towering grudge he holds against 45. Bottom line: Romney can’t stand it that Trump succeeded in getting elected the first time he ran for president. Mitt ran twice, in 2008 and 2012, but it’s more than that. Remember, his dad, Michigan Gov. George Romney, was the favorite to win the 1968 GOP nomination, but he blew himself up by mumbling about being “brainwashed” when he was in Vietnam. So the Romneys, father and son, are 0-3 in presidential races, and Trump is 1-0. The green-eyed hydra - jealousy. Nothing subtle about it. Mittsky is eaten up by it. Obsessed.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: earlybird 2/16/2021 12:55:48 PM (No. 698054)
Link for Howie Carr quote:
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Reply 30 - Posted by: moebellini3 2/16/2021 1:51:43 PM (No. 698119)
Good for Jason Chaffetz, a man of reason. I hope he does run....
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Reply 31 - Posted by: smokincol 2/16/2021 3:05:24 PM (No. 698205)
yes, if only he and Doug Collins (R-GA) could move into the Senate what a breath of fresh air those two would bring to that stagnant bunch of lazy SOB's.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 2/16/2021 3:19:51 PM (No. 698227)
I loathe Pierre Delecto, but Chaffetz? I reserve judgment.
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