The Rev. Robert Harris, a Republican legislative candidate, has retracted his advertising claim to have the endorsement of the Utah Education Association.

In a Friday newspaper ad, Harris stated that the UEA was supporting his bid in House District 9.However, the teacher's union said that not only was it not backing Harris, it had endorsed his Democratic opponent, incumbent state Rep. John Arrington.

Harris said his ad was based on a letter he said he got from someone at the UEA three or four weeks ago.

"I misplaced the letter, but I understood they supported me," he said.