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Published January 18, 2010, 11:34 AM

Norm Coleman Not Running

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says he couldn't put his family's life on hold for the next 10 months so he could run for governor of Minnesota.

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says he couldn't put his family's life on hold for the next 10 months so he could run for governor of Minnesota.

Coleman tells WCCO-AM that "the bottom line is, this is not my race."

The former Republican senator announced on his Facebook page that he won't jump into the race for governor. He told WCCO on Monday that he believes he would have won.

Coleman also told the station he's not endorsing anyone. Former House Minority Leader Marty Seifert and state Rep. Tom Emmer are seen as leading candidates on the GOP side to replace Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who is not seeking a third term.

Coleman lost a recount battle to Democrat Al Franken in the U.S. Senate race last year.

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