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Ramstad A No-Go For Minnesota Governor

There will be no political comeback in 2010 for former Republican Rep. Jim Ramstad.

Ramstad’s admission last month that he was considering a run for the open Minnesota governor seat stirred up considerable buzz, but he quashed that Wednesday evening with an e-mail to local press announcing he would not be mounting a campaign.

Ramstad gave no reason for the decision, telling supporters just that he was “humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support from people across party lines” for a potential run. He also said he planned “to continue in public service,” just not as governor.