Republican Jungbauer drops run for Minn. governor
St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Mike Jungbauer is dropping out of the Minnesota governor's race after having trouble raising money.
Jungbauer's campaign released an e-mail announcing his decision on Wednesday.
Jungbauer says his supporters are struggling in a tough economy and haven't been able to support him financially to stay in the race. He also lagged the front runners in a straw poll at the Republican state convention last month.
Seven Republicans remain in the wide-open race.
Jungbauer says he now plans to run for re-election to his Minnesota Senate seat.
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