US Rep. Rob Bishop decides not to run for governor

FILE - Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop speaks on the Senate floor at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Bishop is praising the Trump administration's plans and streamline environmental reviews to speed up permits for infrastructure projects. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop said Monday he won’t run for Utah governor. The 1st District Congressman told the Deseret News that he is too old at 68 to run for another office, and he doesn’t need to be governor to validate his feeling of self worth.

Bishop instead endorsed former Utah GOP Chairman Thomas Wright, one of several Republicans vying for the job. The crowded field also includes former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox.

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