Steve Kiggins
Scott N. Bradley

SALT LAKE CITY — Scott N. Bradley, a former Utah State University administrator, announced Tuesday that he is running for the U.S. Senate as a member of the Constitution Party.

Bradley, 58, also ran for the Senate in 2006 against Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. This year, Bradley joins a crowded field of five Republicans and two Democrats vying for the seat now held by Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah.

Bradley said he is running to restore the nation's constitutional moorings and to push for restoration of a federal government whose powers are "few and well defined."

He said, "I have grown weary of politicians who give lip service to the U.S. Constitution, drawing near to it with their lips, but their hearts are far from it in daily practice."

He added, "The words of those who currently hold office are contradicted by their actions. If the nation is to be saved, many people must be willing to step forward" to restore constitutional principles.

Bradley has a bachelor's degree from Westminster College, a master's of public administration degree from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in constitutional law from George Wythe University.

Bradley hosts a weekly talk-radio show focused on the Constitution. He is also author of a book and DVD/CD lecture series titled, "To Preserve the Nation."