Boyd Matheson, the President of the Sutherland Institute, says he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Orrin Hatch next year. Matheson had toyed with the idea for a few weeks before opting not to run.
Instead of a Senate run, Matheson plans to launch an outside political group called the Sutherland Leadership Center, which will recruit and train candidates. He made the announcement in a video posted online.
“I have decided that I will not seek a seat in the United States Senate,” Matheson said. “Instead, I will focus my effort and attention on the desperate need in the nation for strengthening and building leaders while advancing real dialogue about the principles and policies that will create a better tomorrow for America.”