Ventura Says He Won't Seek Minn. Senate Seat
DEBORAH AMOS, host:
Now from a candidate in the midst of a heated race for office to one who decided the campaign trail just wasn't the place for him.
Mr. JESSE VENTURA (Former Professional Wrestler; Former Governor, Minnesota): I will tell you now I am not going to run at this moment.
AMOS: Yesterday evening, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura told CNN's Larry King he would not be a candidate for the U.S. Senate, at least not yesterday. Today may be a different matter. There's still time before a 5:00 filing deadline, which brought him to his second point.
Mr. VENTURA: But if between now and 5:00, maybe God comes and speaks to me like he did the president and tells me I should run, like he apparently told the president to invade Iraq, well then maybe at 5:00 tomorrow, Larry, don't call me a liar. Just understand God sent me to file.
AMOS: Well, today is Mr. Ventura's 57th birthday. Maybe God has a surprise in store.