State Rep. decides not to challenge GOP House Majority Leader in primary
May 18, 2012 — 12:07pm
Republican Minnesota Rep. Carol McFarlane has decided she won't challenge House Majority Leader Matt Dean in a primary.
McFarlane, from White Bear Lake, had been placed in the same district as Dean, from Dellwood, in new political maps released in February. They faced off in a local Republican convention and Dean easily won.
On Friday, after weeks of consideration, she said she had decided not to challenge him in an August primary.
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