Weather Forecast


Ronnally's Pizza closes

Former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman said he will not run for governor this year. He is pictured here at the 2008 GOP state convention. File photo by Don Davis

UPDATED: GOP candidates free of Coleman shadow

Email News Alerts

ST. PAUL -- Norm Coleman joked that he is "free at last, free at last"

Monday, hours after he opted out of the Minnesota governor's race.


Other Republican candidates also may have been chanting that refrain on

Martin Luther King Jr. Day after complaining that donations and support

were harder to find as GOP activists waited to see what Coleman would


Late Sunday, Coleman posted a statement to his Facebook page saying that

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.