Both Senate President Michael Waddoups and House Speaker Becky Lockhart said Wednesday that they have been encouraged privately to run against Gov. Gary Herbert.
Neither is willing to rule out the Republican intraparty challenge, but they aren't throwing their hats into the ring, either.
"It's amazing how many people are dissatisfied and want somebody to run against him," Waddoups said. "I'm not planning on running at this point. … There would have to be a groundswell out there and I don't envision that."