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Tim Huelskamp

Jason Chaffetz readies run for House speaker, sources say

WASHINGTON _ Earlier this week, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, was busy trying to push his colleague Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to run for majority leader.tmpplchld On Friday, news broke that Chaffetz was laying the groundwork for a leadership run of his own.tmpplchld The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee is making a bid for speaker, according to sources and as first reported by Politico.tmpplchld A House Republican told CQ Roll Call that Chaffetz is indeed running, and has been invited to participate in the much-anticipated "conservative group forum" scheduled for Tuesday evening at the Capitol Hill Club, to be hosted by the House Freedom Caucus, the Tea Party...