US Rep. Rob Bishop Re-elected To Ninth Term

Nov 6, 2018

Republican Rep. Rob Bishop has bested two opponents to win re-election to a ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Bishop defeated Democrat Lee Castillo and Eric Eliason of the new United Utah Party on Tuesday.

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  His opponents tried to paint him as a career politician beholden to special interests, a charge Bishop denied while touting his long experience in government.

Bishop serves as chairman of the powerful House Natural Resources Committee and is a key player on many public lands bills. A former history teacher and state lawmaker, he was first elected to the House in 2002. He has said this will be his final term.

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