Longtime St. Paul Mayor Won’t Seek Reelection

Chris Coleman said he’ll make a decision “in the next month or so” on a bid for governor.

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Zach C. Cohen
Dec. 5, 2016, 10:35 a.m.

St. Paul May­or Chris Cole­man (D) “ who has led the city for more than a dec­ade, will not run for re-elec­tion next year.” (Min­neapol­is Star Tribune)

“When asked if he was weigh­ing a run for gov­ernor in 2018, Cole­man said he’s been look­ing at that and will make a de­cision ‘in the next month or so.’” (KARE)

SEE­ING AN OPEN­ING. “Party act­iv­ists gathered Sat­urday in Lakeville for a state cent­ral com­mit­tee meet­ing, that in­cluded sev­er­al speeches by GOP of­fice hold­ers who’ve been men­tioned as pos­sible can­did­ates for gov­ernor in two years,” in­clud­ing Reps. Tom Em­mer (R) and Erik Paulsen (R), state party Chair­man Keith Downey (R), Hen­nepin County Sher­riff Rich Stanek (R), state Speak­er Kurt Daudt (R).


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