Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced on Thursday that he'd pass on a primary challenge to Sen. Robert Bennett (R) and seek a second House term.

Chaffetz, a first-term member of the House who won his seat after knocking off Rep. Chris Cannon in a Republican primary, said he and his family would like "another go" at serving in the House.

"I disagree with him on some things, and when you’ve served 18 years in the United States Senate, I’m sure you’ve got a record of things that we would disagree on," Chaffetz told KCPW News in a statement about declining to challenge Bennett.

"But at this point in time, my wife and I just decided we’d have another go in the House," he added.

The first-term lawmaker has made a name for himself in a spate of media appearances during his first months in Congress.

Conservative activists have been agitating for a challenge to Bennett, who they view as too centrist of an elected official in right-leaning Utah.