Rep. Walz Passes on Run for Minnesota Governorship

Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) looks like he will stay put in Congress, telling a Minnesota news website he would not run for governor in 2010.

“I didn’t see it as something that I would do,” Walz told MinnPost. “I think my skills are better-suited for the Congress.”

While Walz did not immediately say he would run for reelection to his House seat in 2010, he ruled out a run for the state’s executive job.

“I’m happy that people appear to be looking to a more centrist approach,” he said. “I’m comfortable right where I’m at.”

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) is term-limited in 2010, leaving open the race in both parties.

“I’m very very engaged in making sure we get someone in that spot who will invest in Minnesota the way I think we need to,” Walz added, though he said he had no idea who he might endorse in the race.

Tags Candidate Position Minnesota Quotation Tim Pawlenty Tim Walz Walz Walz Passes

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