Minnesota U.S. House Rep. Tom Emmer said Wednesday he'll seek re-election in Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District and made it clear he will not be a candidate this year for governor or a Minnesota U.S. Senate seat.
"I appreciate the support and encouragement I've received over the past few months to run for governor or senator," Emmer, a Republican and former Minnesota gubernatorial candidate, said in a statement. "However, I look forward to continue representing Minnesota common sense and the Midwest values of the people of my district in Congress."
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Emmer was first elected to the U.S. House in 2014 and easily won re-election in 2016.
On Tuesday, another prominent Republican, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, announced that he would not run for U.S. Senate this year.