The Chaffetz Effect
Last week, Jason Chaffetz abruptly announced he would not seek reelection for Utah’s 3rd congressional district in 2018. He’s also said he might not even finish the term he started just 4 months ago, which has a number of Utah Republicans eyeing his seat. Monday, we’re talking about Chaffetz’s decision and its fallout. We’ll ask what it means for the congressional oversight committee Chaffetz chairs and how his next moves, including a possible run for governor, could affect Utah politics.
- McKay Coppins is a staff writer for The Atlantic. Read his March 31 profile, The Prince of Oversight and his latest on the Congressman, Jason Chaffetz's Abrupt Exit.
- Robert Gehrke is a columnist and former senior government reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune. Read his column, With Chaffetz's first move, the 2020 governor's race stars now.
- Quin Monson is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University, and a senior scholar for the BYU Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy. With David Campbell, he's the author of Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics [Indiebound|Amazon]