Utah Congressman Chris Cannon has another primary battle on his hands. This has become a regular occurrence in the 3rd District. This week on Utah NOW, Cannon and his Republican challenger Jason Chaffetz will join us. They'll talk about the issues in the race including the war, the economy and immigration.
In Utah politics, things are pretty stable. When voters find a politician they like, they tend to stay with them and give them the benefit of the doubt.
You have to venture into the most conservative congressional district in the state to find an exception to this rule. The 3rd District is actually one of the most conservative in the country and for one season during an election year things get unpredictable.
It happens early in the process, during the convention, where the more conservative wing of the party exerts more power. This is where Congressman Chris Cannon, a six-term representative is most vulnerable. For five of the last seven races Mr. Cannon has had to face a challenge from within his party.
The latest has come from Jason Chaffetz, a former chief of staff for Utah Governor Jon Huntsman. The two are running in the Republican primary on the 24th of June. In this episode of Utah NOW, they join us to talk about some of the issues in the race.
Visit Rep. Chris Cannon's website at chriscannon.com.
Visit Jason Chaffetz's website at jasonforcongress.com.
Visit the state elections website, which offers voter information such as candidates who are running for office, finding your polling place, and district maps, visit elections.utah.gov.
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