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Oversight Chairman Race: Jason Chaffetz Trying To Outwork Opponents

In his office in the Rayburn House Office Building, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) hands me a bookmark-sized card with a gold, embossed congressional seal and his name at the top. On it are the 24 current members of the GOP Steering Committee, the secretive panel of senior Republicans who will pick the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the closing weeks of 2014.

The card is a palpable symbol of Chaffetz's bid for the chairmanship. The Utah Republican is gunning hard for the slot and trying to outwork his more senior rivals.

 

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