(ABC 6 News) - Minnesota Republican State Representative Mike Benson of Rochester announced his run for Congress in Minnesota’s First Congressional District Monday morning.
“I believe in our country and our system of government and what I see in Washington right now, I’m worried about our future,” said Benson.
A spokesperson for Congressman Tim Walz who currently holds the First Congressional seat said in a statement, “Republicans will have a process to select their nominee. Tim Walz is working hard for southern Minnesotans and focusing on creating jobs, growing the economy, and advocating for our nation's veterans."
Benson currently represents District 26B in the Minnesota House of Representatives. A spokesperson for his campaign said they have not made a decision about his future as a state representative.
The congressional race doesn't take place until November 2014.