Jun 4, 2013 at 2:42 pm
St. Cloud, Minn. (KNSI) - Amid speculation about the field for the soon to be vacant 6th District Congressional seat, St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis has made it clear he will not run. But Kleis does have a favorite in the race.
During a guest appearance on the Bob Hughes Show on KNSI, Kleis said he is ready to endorse fellow St. Cloud Republican John Pederson in the race. Kleis told KNSI this is not the first time he has advocated for Pederson to aspire to a higher public office.
As for his own candidacy, Kleis said he has just been elected to another term and believes in serving out the duty given him by the people of St. Cloud.
Pederson meanwhile has not officially announecd his own candidacy, but has formed an exploratory campaign as of Monday. That move will allow him to begi raising money for the race against an as of now unnamed DFL opponent.
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