ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman’s son is looking to get a start in politics.

Jake Coleman announced on Tuesday a bid for a state Senate seat representing southwestern Twin Cities’ outer suburbs as a Republican. GOP Sen. Julianne Ortman announced this year she won’t run for a fifth term in the seat.

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Coleman is a 29-year-old who lives in Chanhassen. He’s worked for Rep. Erik Paulsen for the last four years.

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His father has stayed involved in Minnesota politics after serving in the U.S. Senate from 2003 to 2009.

The younger Coleman is the second Republican candidate to announce a bid for the party’s nomination in the district. Former local Republican party chair Scott Jensen is also in the running. Coleman says he’ll abide by the endorsement.

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