Aaron Miller, the GOP-endorsed candidate for the 1st District congressional seat in 2014, says he won’t try again to unseat U.S. Rep. Tim Walz.
Despite getting the party endorsement, Miller lost the Republican primary election to Jim Hagedorn, who then lost to Walz by a margin of 54-46.
Miller had considered another run, but decided against it because of “family commitments and division among southern Minnesota Republicans,” says the Rochester Post Bulletin. “Really it boiled down to I have a responsibility to my family and to provide for my family,” he told the paper.
Hagedorn announced this spring that he will seek a rematch against Walz.
Miller, who is chair of the Olmsted County GOP, told the paper that the party needs to be united to beat Walz, who has served five terms. And Miller said he’ll focus on getting conservatives in the Rochester area elected to the Legislature.