HARRISBURG — Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Monday morning that he won't run for U.S. House, ending days of speculation.

DePasquale, a Democrat from York County, said many people contacted him after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a new congressional map last week and asked if he would be interested in running in one of the newly revised districts; his home district was drawn in a way that made it more competitive for Democrats than before.

DePasquale said he seriously considered a run because he's frustrated with dysfunction in Washington and felt an obligation to the country. But, he said, he ultimately felt he needed to fulfill a campaign promise to complete his term as auditor general and that he still has work to do in that office. He was elected to a second four-year term in 2016.

"Everything I would do for the next nine months, instead of being viewed as how it's going to make Pennsylvania better, would be viewed through the political lens," he said. "So, I think it would take away nine months of critical work."