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Rep. Mark Amodei tells Vegas Chamber he may run for governor

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Posted at 11:56 AM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 21:19:26-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada's lone Republican representative in Congress, Rep. Mark Amodei, says he is considering running for governor.

Rep. Amodei made the revelations publicly known during the Vegas Chamber's “Eggs & Issues” session on Wednesday after Chairman Tom Burns asked the congressman to address rumors about the possible campaign.

"Well, I can tell you this," responded Rep. Amodei. "It's something where, quite frankly, we are going to look at it."

"So I guess the answer is, yeah," he said, "I can talk about it."

Amodei went on to say he believes Gov. Steve Sisolak is in a vulnerable position for re-election.

"There will be more than one elephant running around," he said.

"I don't think it's news to anybody, but they think Gov. Sisolak has in some ways made himself vulnerable to the election. I'm sure he doesn't agree with that, and I'm not going to be disrespectful," added Amodei, before saying a lot of people are "kicking tires" right now and that his team is seriously looking into it.

"If it's something that you're going to do, you have to get a move on it."

During the “Eggs & Issues” session, Amodei also answered questions on lawmakers' efforts to pass a COVID relief bill in Washington, vaccine distribution, diversifying the state's economy, tax deductions for those who accepted Paycheck Protection Program money, and how he would have handled the pandemic as governor.

Watch the full “Eggs & Issues” session below: