More CD6 Candidate News: Rep. Scott & Sen. Pederson

Rep. Peggy Scott of HD35B is not running.

State Representative Peggy Scott Will Not Seek Sixth Congressional Open Seat

Today, State Representative Peggy Scott, (R-Andover) has made the following statement regarding the 2014 election.

“I would like to thank Congresswoman Bachmann for her years of dedicated service to the 6th District, the State of Minnesota, and our country. Her deep love and concern for what is best for our state and country have been the driving force behind her service.

As a result of Congresswoman Bachmann’s announcement not to seek re-election, I have received encouragement from many to run to be the next Congresswoman of the 6th District of Minnesota.  My family and I have given careful consideration to this opportunity to serve. While I am indeed flattered and thankful for words of encouragement and support, I have decided not to seek the Republican nomination for the 6th Congressional District. My family has always come first and the timing of this opportunity is just not best for us.

I am proud to represent the wonderful, hardworking people of Andover, Northern Coon Rapids, and NE Ramsey, and will continue to work on their behalf in St. Paul.”

“The 6th District is rich in qualified potential candidates for congress and I have confidence we will choose a candidate who will represent well and work on behalf of, the values of our district in Washington, D.C.”

Via Blois Olson’s Morning Take email:

CD6: via the St. Cloud TimesMark SommerhauserVERBATIM: “State Sen. John Pedersonedged closer to a run for Congress on Monday, announcing he’s forming an exploratory committee for a campaign in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District…Pederson, R-St. Cloud, is one of many Republicans eying the seat in the wake of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s announcement last week that she won’t seek a fifth term.”


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