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Congressman Amodei says he won’t run for Nevada governor

November 1, 2021 GMT
FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei answers a question during a town hall at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev. Nevada's only Republican in Congress isn't going to run for governor in 2022. Congressman Mark Amodei announced Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, he will instead seek re-election to his House seat. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)
FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei answers a question during a town hall at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev. Nevada's only Republican in Congress isn't going to run for governor in 2022. Congressman Mark Amodei announced Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, he will instead seek re-election to his House seat. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)
FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei answers a question during a town hall at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev. Nevada's only Republican in Congress isn't going to run for governor in 2022. Congressman Mark Amodei announced Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, he will instead seek re-election to his House seat. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s only Republican in Congress isn’t going to run for governor in 2022.

Rep. Mark Amodei announced Monday he will instead seek re-election to his House seat.

Amodei, 63, has served in Congress since 2011 and previously represented Carson City in the Nevada state Legislature.

He has called it important to be the lone Republican in the state’s congressional delegation.

Several GOP hopefuls have announced they’ll seek the party nomination for governor, including U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore, venture capitalist Guy Nohra and Reno attorney Joey Gilbert.