Who will run against Al Franken in 2014?
Contrary to reports, Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen insists he’s keeping the door open to running for senator or governor in Minnesota next year.
“Representative Paulsen is solely focused on representing the Third District, but has not ruled anything out related to 2014,” Paulsen campaign manager John-Paul Yates said in an email to POLITICO Wednesday.
Minnesota Public Radio and MinnPost.com reported that Paulsen told University of Minnesota political science students earlier Wednesday that he is not running.
“Someone else is going to have to run” against Sen. Al Franken (D) in 2014, Paulsen reportedly told the students.