Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2018

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, won’t run for re-election, he announced Wednesday.

The Utah Republican, long seen as a rising star in both national and Utah GOP politics, wrote on Facebook that he had made “a personal decision to return to the private sector” when his term in the U.S. House of Representatives expires in January 2019.

“I have long advocated…