Bob Carney, a frequent candidate in area elections, say he’s running for U.S. Senate and plans to be in the Republican primary.
He said he plans to sell a buildable lot on his Minneapolis homestead to finance his campaign.
“I am very committed to this Senate race — and to continued political activity — as evidenced by this decision to sell. I am determined to give the Minnesota Republican Party the help it needs,” Carney said in a statement.
Carney ran for Minneapolis mayor in 2009 and for governor in 2010.
On Thursday state Rep. Kurt Bills announced a run for Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s seat; others in the race are former state Rep. Dan Severson and war veteran Pete Hegseth.
Yesterday, Klobuchar’s office released this statement:
Senator Klobuchar has supported bipartisan solutions to reduce debt in a balanced way while fighting for policies that support economic growth. She will continue to put Minnesota first regardless of her opponent.