ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The colorful Tony Cornish is passing on the chance to run for Congress.
The Republican state legislator said Wednesday he is happy at the state Capitol and wouldn’t try to trade up to Washington. He had been mulling a challenge to Democratic Rep. Tim Walz. He says he went so far as to size up staff for a possible federal campaign in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District.READ MORE: Twin Cities Ranked Among Top 30 Best Places In United States For Halloween
Cornish said he will run instead for an eighth term in the Legislature.READ MORE: Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle In Rosemount
So far, the only Republican in the race is Blue Earth businessman Jim Hagedorn.
KTOE-AM reported that Hagedorn is confident he can raise more money and put together a better campaign team than in 2014 when he ran against and lost to Walz.MORE NEWS: Justice Department: $736K Will Go To Victims Of Alleged Mpls. Landlord Sexual Harassment
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