Utah Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Brigham City) announced yesterday that he will run for an eighth term next year, but will not seek re-election in 2020. Mr. Bishop, first elected in 2002, has a safe northern Utah CD that includes the cities of Ogden and Logan and is a sure bet to win another term. Should Mr. Bishop carry through his retirement plans in three years, and there is no reason to believe he will not, we can expect a major Republican primary battle at that time. Hillary Clinton managed only 22% of the vote in this district last year, so the eventual Bishop successor will certainly come from the Republican nomination fight.
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