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Political notebook: Coleman not running for governor

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ST. PAUL - The Republican who could raise more money than any other and who has a ready-made statewide campaign organization is not running for governor.


Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman announced Sunday night that he will sit out the 2010 race, leaving seven candidates in the GOP column.

"I love Minnesota and I love public service, but this is not the right time for me and my family," Coleman said in a Sunday night statement.

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