KSL Radio personality Doug Wright announced Monday he is no longer planning to run for Congress.

Wright, a recent inductee into the Utah Broadcasters Hall of Fame, said in a statement that although he had strong support and was confident he would prevail in a run for Utah's 2nd District congressional seat, "if Republicans are to have a chance of winning the seat, we must not go down the same path we have traveled in the last three election cycles."

In a recent speech, Wright expressed concern about "reliving the past with a contentious and resource-draining Republican Convention, followed by a bitter and divisive primary, all of which have proven to be a formula for disaster."

Wright never officially announced his bid, but he would have run against Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson.