Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz, seen here campaigning for fellow DFL Rep. Rick Nolan last fall, will likely decide about a gubernatorial bid within the next week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz is close to making a decision about running for governor in 2018, which would leave open a congressional seat Democrats barely won in 2016.
“I am interested in doing it, I feel very strongly about it, am passionate about Minnesota. I believe the issues that are coming up are going to be fought at the state level, and so I expect to make a decision in the very, very near future,” Walz told Roll Call on Monday night outside the House chamber.