Chaffetz Won’t Run in 2018, Says He is Tired of “Sleeping on a Cot” in His Office

Chaffetz Won’t Run in 2018, Says He is Tired of “Sleeping on a Cot” in His Office

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, said Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018 because he “hopes to find the right balance” and is tired of sleeping in his office.

“I really, really like the work in Congress, I really do, but I love my family more. People may try to make it more than that, but it’s really that simple,” Chaffetz said in an interview with MSNBC. “I just turned 50. I’m sleeping on a cot in my office.”

Chaffetz said Wednesday that he “will not be a candidate for any office in 2018.”

“I have made a personal decision to return to the private sector,” he wrote in a statement released on Facebook.

During an interview with MSNBC, Wednesday Chaffetz said he hoped to “find the right balance” in his live.

“I’m just saying I’m not going to be a candidate for the Senate seat that’s up in 2018 nor am I going to run for the House again, but I very well may come back into politics at some point,” he continued. “I’m not going to close the door on that.”
via Talking Points Memo

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