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Flashback: Jason Chaffetz Eats a Burger (Video)

Chaffetz samples a cheeseburger from a House vending machine in 2010. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

With the speaker race heating up on Capitol Hill, Heard on the Hill is reminded this week of one candidate’s lesser-known skill: taste-tester extraordinaire.  

Amid “burgeoning” burger options on Capitol Hill in early 2010, HOH set off to investigate how a new vending machine offering compared to all the rest.  

“To test it out, we enlisted Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, a self-proclaimed burger aficionado, for a blind taste test,” reporters Emily Heil and Elizabeth Brotherton wrote in the original story. “Chaffetz has serious beefy bona fides: He’s made a study of the town’s best burgers, proclaiming his favorite to be from Five Guys, and often tweets about his burger runs.”  

Chaffetz tossed his hat into the ring for speaker over the weekend, but only time will tell how his Guy Fieri-like testing skills could impact his speakership prospects.

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