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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The freshman Republican congressman who garnered publicity for sleeping on a cot in his Washington office has been re-elected to represent Utah's 3rd Congressional District.
Based on early returns, Jason Chaffetz easily defeated Democratic challenger Karen Hyer.
Hyer is a former lifetime Republican who said she voted for Chaffetz in 2008 but switched her allegiance this year to challenge the 43-year-old former college football kicker and marketing executive.
Among the 69-year-old Hyer's complaints: Chaffetz doesn't live in the district he represents.
Chaffetz lives about two miles from the district boundary in Alpine and dismissed the criticism as hyperbole.
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