Jason Chaffetz is Running for Speaker

    Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform questions DEA administrator Michele Leonhart, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, and FBI Associate Deputy Director Kevin Perkins (not pictured) on allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct in Washington April 14, 2015. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

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    Congressman Jason Chaffetz formally announced that he will be running for Speaker of the House on Fox News Sunday. Chaffetz' name had been floated around as a potential replacement for former Speaker John Boehner and he spoke to POLITICO about his intentions to oppose Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy this weekend. “There are very few people who can win the support of our hardcore conservatives and yet be palatable to our more moderate members,” he said. “The question is who can help unite the party and bridge the divide and I hope they see me as the person that will give everyone a fair shake.” Chaffetz has been the subject of headlines for a recent scandal involving the Secret Service leaking personal information about the congressman after his rejection from the organization. 

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