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Amodei won't decide on bid for Nevada governor until October

Mark Amodei
Posted at 10:41 PM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-21 01:41:22-04

CARSON CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei plans to decide whether to run for governor of Nevada no sooner than October.

The Nevada Republican said on Tuesday that he felt no need to make a decision with the primary election 11 months away.

A crowded field of Republican primary hopefuls has already entered the race, including Sheriff Joe Lombardo, former North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee and Reno attorney Joey Gilbert.

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But Amodei noted that no frontrunner had emerged at this point and said Republicans needed a strong gubernatorial candidate on top of their ticket in the 2022 midterm elections.