Evan McMullin is openly mulling a run for either chamber of Congress in 2018. Republicans Senator Orrin Hatch or Representative Jason Chaffetz (UT-3) are the two seats that McMullin identified in his recent comments. McMullin said, “it is possible that I will challenge Chaffetz or Senator Hatch, but there are a lot of factors that go into that decision. One of the primary factors is what the people of Utah want.” McMullin a former independent candidate for President ran on a anti-Trump platform in 2016. While he managed to draw a respectable showing it was no where near enough to win the electoral votes of Utah. In 2018 McMullin would clearly draw on similar themes for campaign against either of the incumbents from Utah. A challenge to Senator Hatch would be an up hill climb for McMullin, but a primary challenge to Chaffetz could test the temperament of Utah voters for how the Trump administration is fairing. At this point it seems this chatter is about keeping McMullin's name in the mix nationally.
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