AP Sources: Chaffetz to seek speaker bid against McCarthy

FILE - I this April 29, 2015 file photo, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Chaffetz of Utah is planning to run for House speaker in a surprise longshot challenge to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. That's according to three Republican aides with knowledge of the situation. All demanded anonymity to discuss Chaffetz's plans ahead of a public announcement. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah plans to run for House speaker in a surprise longshot challenge to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, three Republican aides said Friday, injecting new turmoil into an unsettled House Republican conference.

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