IN THE RING

Jason Chaffetz Running for House Speaker

Rep. Jason Chaffetz formally announced that he will be running for speaker of the House on Fox News Sunday. Chaffetz’s name had been floated as a potential replacement for Speaker John Boehner, and the Utah congressman spoke to POLITICO about his intentions to oppose Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy this weekend. “There are very few people who can win the support of our hardcore conservatives and yet be palatable to our more moderate members,” he said. “The question is who can help unite the party and bridge the divide and I hope they see me as the person that will give everyone a fair shake.” Chaffetz recently made headlines when it was leaked that he had been rejected by the Secret Service.