DeKruif Withdraws From Race 05 Aug 13

Former Senator Al DeKruif of Madison Lake has announced that he is withdrawing from the Republican race to challenge Southern Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz next year. DeKruif says he believes Republicans have a very strong chance of winning the 1st District in 2014, but he is too busy with work on his resort to run. He is still reserving the ability to get back into the race if the field ends up being too weak, however. Only Representative Mike Benson of Rochester has officially announced his candidacy to challenge Walz at this time.