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Kline Won't Run for US Senate in Minn.

Posted at: 04/19/2013 11:22 AM
Updated at: 04/19/2013 11:23 AM

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Rep. John Kline says he's not interested in running for the U.S. Senate next year.

Kline, a Republican, said Friday he wants to take his name off the table now so it will help others who might run against Democratic Sen. Al Franken.

Kline says his party needs a candidate to emerge soon because Franken has a big head start on money. Franken last week said he had $2 million in the bank to support his bid for a second term.

Kline says he'll seek re-election to his southern Minnesota House seat.

No prominent Republican has yet emerged to challenge Franken.

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