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Coleman rules out '14 Senate rematch with Franken

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says he won't seek a rematch with Sen. Al Franken in 2014.

Coleman confirmed his decision to pass up a re-run Wednesday after it was first reported in the National Journal. Coleman told The Associated Press that he wasn't ruling a bid for Minnesota governor "in or out," but signaled that a decision was a ways off.

He lost to Democrat Franken by a few hundred votes in 2008, in a race that prompted a statewide recount and an ensuing court challenge that delayed Franken's seating until months after the election.

Coleman says he thinks a strong Republican candidate will emerge against Franken. He suggested U.S. Reps. Erik Paulsen or John Kline.

Coleman previously ran for governor in 1998 but lost to Jesse Ventura.

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