By Humberto Sanchez/The Nevada Independent

Rep.  (R-NV) said he is still undecided about possibly running for governor as he considers concerns about the economy and the possibility of serving in a House GOP majority following the midterm election.

“I’ll be honest with you, I’m torn,” Amodei said in an interview Friday, when asked which way he is leaning.

He said the situation in Nevada had calmed somewhat since the pandemic slammed the state costing jobs and tax revenue.

“If you run for governor, you’ve got to come with something other than … ‘Hey, I don’t like the way [Gov. ] handled COVID,’” Amodei said. “If you think we can do better, you’ve got to have a fairly intelligent platform on how.”

Amodei, who first floated the idea of a 2022 gubernatorial bid in December, has in recent  months seen a broad slate of serious candidates join what’s likely to be an extremely competitive Republican gubernatorial primary. Announced candidates so far include former U.S. Sen. , Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Reno attorney Joey Gilbert, businessman Guy Nhora and North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee.

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