Another candidate seeking DFL endorsement had come forward to take over Congressman Rick Nolan's seat in the upcoming election.
Second term Mayor of North Branch, Kirsten Hagen Kennedy is declaring her candidacy for United States Representative in Congressional District 8.
A Facebook page titled "Kirsten Kennedy for Congress" posted a statement saying in-part.
"Kennedy is a respected Minnesota leader who continually works to foster partnerships [...]
She understands that federal and state governments must keep their promises to ensure that people receive the basics that they need to go about their lives."
The post says, Congressman Nolan invited Mayor Kennedy to be his special guest to the State of the Union in Washington, D.C.
Congressman Rick Nolan announced on Friday that he would be retiring at the end of his current term.