Posted at: 03/10/2014 2:10 PM
ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - Republican Dennis Nguyen has ended his run for Minnesota secretary of state.
A post on Nguyen's Facebook page Monday cited commitments to two investment firms he chairs, as well as his desire to spend time with his four young children.
Nguyen's withdrawal comes just a few days after his campaign manager, Sen. Branden Peterson of Andover, confirmed to the alternative news weekly City Pages that Nguyen had visited strip clubs.
Peterson declined to address the topic Monday when asked by The Associated Press.
Democrat Mark Ritchie is not seeking a third term as secretary of state.
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