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Cannon Already Facing Several GOP Challengers for '08

Cannon Already Facing Several GOP Challengers for '08

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Representative Chris Cannon will again face challengers from within his own party when he runs for a seventh term in 2008.

Cannon, a Republican, has already decided to run, and just five months into his new term the opposition for his next race is already forming.

At least four other Republicans are considering running against Cannon.

They are former Juab County prosecutor David Leavitt, who is also former Governor Mike Leavitt's brother; Jason Chaffetz, a former chief of staff to Governor Jon Huntsman; John Jacob, who Cannon beat last year in the Republican primary and Merrill Cook, who came in third in that primary.

The election is 18 months away.


Information from: Deseret Morning News,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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