ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden says he won’t run for Congress.

McFadden was one of several Republican contenders weighing a bid to replace Rep. John Kline, who announced his plans to retire this month. McFadden is a longtime investment banker who proved an able fundraiser in a loss to Sen. Al Franken in last year’s election.

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But he told the Associated Press Monday he decided against running for the 2nd Congressional District. He says he’s keeping his focus on education as a board member at two Twin Cities schools geared toward minority students.

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Two Democrats and one Republican already have campaigns up and running in a field that may expand.

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