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Chaffetz faces uphill battle for top job

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Posted at 7:44 PM, Oct 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-06 10:22:55-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's Rep. Jason Chaffetz is in a lonely spot.

Chaffetz thinks he has a real shot to be Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, but most of his colleagues will vote in secret without declaring open support for Chaffetz or his opponent, California Rep. and U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Rep. Mia Love answered questions about Chaffetz' bid for the Speakership.

"You know Jason Chaffetz is a friend of mine, and he is a wonderful representative and for the state of Utah. That would be an amazing thing," said Love, referring to Chaffetz holding the position of Speaker.

Still, Love isn't jumping on board the Chaffetz Express.

"I'm not making any decisions until I get the people in my district telling me what they want me to do," Love said.