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Coleman Won’t Decide on Minnesota Governor’s Race Until 2010

Minnesota Public Radio reported Monday that former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman continues to mull the state’s 2010 governor’s race, but won’t make a decision until next year.

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Norm Coleman (Getty Images/Cory Ryan)

“Coleman spokesman Tom Erickson now says the Republican won’t announce if he’s in or out of the governor’s race until March or April. Erickson says Coleman just wants some time to not be running for office,” MPR’s Tim Pugmire writes.

The former senator’s decision could be a game changer in the race, which is already filling up with GOP hopefuls since Republican incumbent Tim Pawlenty announced in June he would not seek a third term.