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Rep. Rob Bishop announces he is not running for governor

Rep. Rob Bishop announced Monday he will not be running for Utah governor. Instead, he endorses candidate Thomas Wright. (Colby Walker, KSL NewsRadio)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Representative Rob Bishop announced  Monday that he would not be running for Governor in Utah.

“I’ve decided to not run for governor,” he told KSL NewsRadio’s Lee Lonsberry.

This ends the speculation about whether Bishop would become the seventh GOP contender to join the race for governor. However, while he was on Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry, he took the time to endorse candidate Thomas Wright.

The other six that have declared their candidacy are:

Salt Lake City Councilwoman Aimee Winder Newton

Former Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives Greg Hughes

Businessman Jeff Burningham

Former Ambassador to China and Russia and former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman

Lt. Gov Spencer Cox

and Former chair of the Utah Republican Party Thomas Wright