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Rep. Curtis announces he won’t run for Senate

Oct 2, 2023, 5:51 PM | Updated: Feb 26, 2024, 12:17 pm

Image of Rep. John Curtis, R-UT, who is still considering whether he will attempt a run for the U.S...

FILE: U.S. Representative for Utah and chair of the Conservative Climate Caucus John Curtis speaks at an Atlantic Council event on day seven of the COP26 at SECC on November 06, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. On Monday Oct. 2, 2023, Curtis announced that he will not run for Senate. (Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

(Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, won’t be running for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. Mitt Romney next year. 

In an op-ed in the Deseret News, Curtis says he is staying the course. He also says he has a commitment to his constituents in the 3rd Congressional District.

Last week, he told KSL NewsRadio he was 90% certain that he was going to run for Romney’s seat.

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Rep. Curtis announces he won’t run for Senate