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.
Here's her letter announcing her decision:
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