Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, revealed Wednesday he will not run for re-election to a sixth term in 2018. In a post to Facebook, Chaffetz said he decided not to be a candidate for any office next year following long consultation with his family and prayerful consideration.
In a race widely seen as an early referendum on President Donald Trump, Democrat Jon Ossoff fell just short of the votes needed to secure an outright win in Georgia's special election on Tuesday. The race to fill the House seat previously held by Health And Human Services Secretary Tom Price will now head to a runoff election in June.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation on Tuesday to move up the special election for the Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions' seat is currently held by Republican Senator Luther Strange, R-Ala., who was appointed by former Governor Robert Bentley.
Ahead of a special election in Georgia on Tuesday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to lash out at the leading Democrat in the closely watched House race. "The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressional race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!" Trump tweeted.