Ventura Staying Out of Minnesota Senate Race
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
It would have made for quite a political smackdown, but former Minnesota governor and one-time WWF wrestler Jesse Ventura has nixed rumors that he will take on Al Franken and Norm Coleman as a senatorial candidate. Of course, if God intervenes, “The Body” might change his mind.
The New York Times:
“I am not going to run at this moment,” Mr. Ventura told CNN’s Larry King, noting that the only thing that might change his mind is “an act of God.” He made the announcement ahead of Tuesday’s candidate filing deadline in Minnesota.
“This was an agonizing decision for me,” he said, adding that a personal conversation he had with his daughter helped him decide to stay out of the race.
“My children were attacked by the Minnesota media when I was governor,” Mr. Ventura said. “I fear very much that they will be attacked again.”