Why Is Jason Chaffetz So Obsessed with Rosie O'Donnell?

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WASHINGTON — In a bizarre campaign move, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has called on supporters to help him “shut down” not the Democratic opponent he helped inspire to run against him, but Rosie O’Donnell.

 


It’s the comedian and actress — an outspoken critic — who Chaffetz apparently sees as the biggest threat to his future in Congress.


HELP ME SHUT DOWN ROSIE O’DONNELL,” reads an online campaign advertisement, which the Republican posted to Facebook on Sunday. “Rosie O’Donnell just maxed out to my Democrat opponent and is tweeting to all of her liberal followers to do the same. Because I’m not afraid to stand up to my opponents and speak the truth, I’ve become a target of the Democrats. They are tired of my no-nonsense attitude and are going to pour millions into Utah to see me defeated.” 


“I need your help to fight back,” the website says. “Wil [sic] you sign your name to show Rosie we aren’t going to let her silence our conservative voice and defeat us?”



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