[QUOTE=rugcat;10151907]Chaffetz' seat is about as safe a Repulican seat as you'll find anywhere. It hardly matters which Republican runs or who runs against them.'/quote]

I was going to say the same thing. In this part of Utah, someone could probably back out at the last minute and be replaced by a dog, and the seat would stay Republican.

I also suspect he's looking at his long-term political prospects, unless there is indeed some kind of scandal lurking in the wings.