Former GOP Sen. Norm Coleman talked with reporters today on why he decided against a run for governor. Like he said on his Facebook page, timing was everything.
Coleman said he won’t back another candidate at this time but argued that it’s important to keep the governor’s office in GOP hands. Coleman also thought he could have won a primary and won’t rule out a future run for office.
Here’s the q and a with reporters:
Thanks to MPR’s Tim Nelson for supplying me with the audio.
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