GOP's Kline faces tougher race in Minn.'s 2nd

By Martiga Lohn

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Oct. 7 2012 5:21 p.m. MDT

Voters like Jim Ford, a 68-year-old retired gardener in Eagan, are sticking with Kline. The ex-Marine said Kline was helpful when he had trouble with the Veterans Administration.

"I can't believe for a moment that if the people are looking for the man, as opposed to the party, that he would have any problem," Ford said of Kline.

Kline wouldn't comment on his political future beyond the Nov. 6 election.

"There is a time when you've got to take care of the move right now," he said.

Obermueller said he plans to be on the ballot again in 2014, win or lose this year.

"I intend to run in '14 and I intend to do it as an incumbent," he said. "We understand the importance of making sure we have good representation in Congress."

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