Republican State Senator Carla Nelson of Rochester says she will not challenge Democrat Tim Walz for the First District Congressional seat in 2014.

The Rochester Post Bulletin reports Nelson decided Tuesday that she wants to continue serving in the state Senate instead.

Nelson had been courted by Republicans at both the national and state level to run for the seat.

So far, three other Republicans have announced they will seek their party's endorsement for the First District seat to oppose Walz.

They are Representative Mike Benson of Rochester, Jim Hagedorn of Blue Earth, and Army veteran Aaron Miller of Byron.

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