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Coleman says he won’t challenge Franken

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ST. PAUL - Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman will not run for office in 2014, meaning there will be no rematch with Al Franken.

In a series of tweets late Thursday, Coleman said he wants “to mentor a new generation of optimistic, limited government focused leaders who aren’t afraid to find common ground to solve problems.”

Many Republicans had hoped that Coleman would get into the race as Democrat Franken seeks election to a new six-year term next year.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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