Charleston businesswoman Linda Ketner says she will not run for U.S. Senate. Ketner, a Democrat, ran for the First Congressional District two years ago, and now her supporters are busy signing a petition for her to run for U.S. Senate against Senator Jim DeMint.
On her website, http://lindaketner.com, Ketner explains her concern, like petitioners. She says: “When asked to consider such a candidacy, I agreed to think about it because I understand and respect the frustration and disappointment of the Senate primary. We deserve better.”
However, although very grateful, Ketner is asking petitioners to stop signing because she says three and a half months is not enough time. She says: “I will not accept the petition candidacy. I have asked that the drive be stopped.” The move to get Ketner to run as the Independent candidate started after retired military veteran Alvin Greene won the Democratic primary.
Ketner nearly beat incumbent Congressman Henry Brown in 2008 for the First Congressional District.