Newspaper article MinnPost.com

Democrat Sona Mehring Will Not Challenge John Kline

Newspaper article MinnPost.com

Democrat Sona Mehring Will Not Challenge John Kline

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WASHINGTON -- Just three weeks after announcing she would challenge 2nd District Republican Rep. John Kline in 2014, DFLer Sona Mehring said Wednesday that she is dropping out of the race.

Mehring, a political novice whose candidacy was heralded by national Democrats, said in a statement that she plans to return to her job with the CaringBridge website instead.

That leaves Mike Obermueller, a former state lawmaker and Kline's 2012 opponent, as the only Democrat in the race for now.

Here's Mehring's statement:

As I set out on my campaign for Congress, there was a yearning to serve my country and the people in my community in a new way. This meant stepping away from CaringBridge.

My campaign received tremendous support and words of encouragement. The level of enthusiasm and people's confidence in me was humbling. However, I realize my true passion still was with CaringBridge. That passion was fueled by the many people I met that told me about the impact of CaringBridge in their lives. …

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