South Carolina: No Rematch, Ketner Taking a Pass on Another House Run

Posted June 10, 2009 at 3:54pm
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Linda Ketner

Democrat Linda Ketner will not make another run for South Carolina’s 1st District seat, she told supporters in an e-mail sent Tuesday.

Ketner, who came within 4 percentage points of upsetting Republican Rep. Henry E. Brown Jr. in 2010, did not give a reason for her decision, instead listing political initiatives she plans to spend her time on. They include eliminating lobbyist money to campaigns, improving public education and helping more women get elected in South Carolina.  

Ketner did not rule out a future political campaign, saying she “probably will run again and will look carefully at the environment in 2012 for an opportunity where I might be able to serve and make a difference.”