Doug Mastriano says he’s not running for US Senate in Pennsylvania

(CNN) — Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, a fervent election denier who lost last year’s gubernatorial race, said he’s not running for US Senate on Thursday night, a relief for some Republicans who had feared the controversial conservative would complicate their hopes of flipping a Democratic-held seat.

“At this time, we have decided not to run for the US Senate but to continue to serve in Harrisburg,” he said on Facebook Live.