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Washington â?¢ In a stunning announcement, Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Wednesday he would not seek re-election to his House seat or pursue any political office next year, but he left open the option to run for governor in 2020.
Chaffetz posted on Facebook that he plans to return to the private sector, ending speculation that he may challenge longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch.
But he could run for Utah governor. Gov. Gary Herbert has said he is not likely to seek another term.
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Chaffetz won't seek re-election, leaves option for 2020 gubernatorial run