Quist announces run in special election for District 19A seat

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Nearly two months after losing his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, former GOP state Rep. Allen Quist is going to take another run at politics.

Minnesota Public Radio reports that Quist will run as a Republican candidate in the special election to fill the House District 19A seat left vacant Wednesday by Rep. Terry Morrow.

Quist said last month that he was considering a run, which is open following Morrow's decision to resign in order to become the legislative director for the Chicago-based Uniform Law Commission.

Quist -- who served three terms in the state Legislature in the 1980s, and made two unsuccessful runs for governor in 1994 and 1998 -- lost by 15 percentage points to Walz in the 1st District race in November's general election.

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