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Former WCCO Anchor Don Shelby Rules Out Run for Congress

Don Shelby, former anchor for Minneapolis CBS owned station WCCO, told his former station he will not run for Congress.

“When you see statements by John Boehner that says our job is not to pass laws but to repeal them,” Shelby said. “It makes you wonder who in his or her right mind would really want to get into that business, especially if they come from a background of trying to change things … trying to be helpful, trying to be a true public servant,”

Shelby said he was not comfortable being labeled either a Democrat or Republican. He said he’s neither. He also said he didn’t want to give up time with his family.

According to WCCO, National Democrats had approached Shelby in hopes he would seek the 3rd Congressional District seat currently occupied by Republican Congressman Erik Paulsen. Watch the interview with WCCO after the jump.

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