Chaffetz's planned departure touches off mad scramble among would-be candidates

Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s announcement Wednesday that he wouldn’t seek re-election set off a mad scramble among potential candidates in Utah to fill an unexpectedly open seat in 2018.
An array of Republicans emerged to say they’re looking at the 3rd Congressional District seat while others demurred — at least for now — about running in the heavily GOP district.
There was no shortage of speculation on who may enter the race.
“All the state lawmakers that live in the district, half the county commissi…