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Coleman rules out '14 Senate rematch with Franken

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says he won't seek a rematch with Sen. Al Franken in 2014.

Coleman tweeted word of his decision Wednesday, after it was first reported in the National Journal. He lost to Democrat Franken by a few hundred votes in 2008, in a race that prompted a statewide recount and an ensuing court challenge that delayed Franken's seating until months after the election.

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Coleman tweeted that he thinks a strong Republican candidate will emerge against Franken. He suggested U.S. Reps. Erik Paulsen or John Kline. He says he hopes to focus on Minnesota rather than Washington.

That suggests a possible interest in running for governor, with Democrat Mark Dayton also on the 2014 ballot. Coleman previously ran for governor in 1998 but lost to Jesse Ventura.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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