Ventura says he won’t run for president

Published 10:15 am Tuesday, May 31, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he won’t run for president.

Ventura had said earlier that he was considering a possible presidential campaign. But in a statement posted Thursday to his “Off the Grid” website, he says he “unequivocally” will not run.

The 64-year-old Ventura says he’d love to debate Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but he knows he’d win, and he doesn’t want the job of president.

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Ventura says he issued the statement to end speculation that he would get into the race.