The Rochester Post-Bulletin is reporting that local Republicans think Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce president John Wade is running for the 1st Congressional District seat. When asked, Wade told the paper that he won’t rule anything out.
“I have a number of people that ask on a regular basis or encourage me to do so, and I am honored and humbled by those suggestions. Right now I am focusing on what I do, and that is focusing on building jobs in this community.”
He’ll be joining a growing list of Republican candidates who hope to challenge DFL Rep. Tim Walz. GOP state Rep. Randy Demmer, Jim Hagedorn of Blue Earth, retired military veteran Frank McKinzie, of Rochester; and former state Rep. Allen Quist, of St. Peter are also running..