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Forum News Service, Published November 07 2013

Ingebrigtsen decides not to run for Minnesota governor

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen has decided against making a run for governor.

In a statement Thursday, the Alexandria Republican said he gave the idea serious consideration but the timing wasn’t right.

"Although I strongly feel that Minnesotans want a common sense conservative voice in the governor's office, this is just not the right time for me to offer my service," he said. "As a leader in the state Senate, I will continue to proudly serve the people of Minnesota in District 8 and work to regain a Republican majority in the next election cycle."

Ingebrigtsen thanked those who offered him encouragement and a willingness to volunteer in a possible gubernatorial campaign.

"Those wonderful folks and my family are the main reason why I serve in the Minnesota Senate," he said.