Jason Chaffetz did the United Utah Party a favor by stepping down as Utah's 3rd District congressman, says Mark Russell.
Russell, who joined the effort to form a new party at the second organizational meeting in, he says, February, notes that if it were a normal election year, the party would be taxed to come up with a full slate of candidates. That would be a taunting task for a party just getting off the ground.
But, with a special election, it needs to come up with but one candidate. When you have not yet developed many resources, having to focus on just a single campaign is a blessing..