Rep. Paul Kohls dropped out of the race for govenor Thursday, leaving more than two dozen candidates still vying for Gov. Tim Pawlenty's place in 2010, according to the Star Tribune.
Kohls placed sixth in Republican straw poll earlier this month and citied the amount of support his opponents have gathered as his reason for dropping out.
Kohls was running on a platform of fiscal conservatism and said he would bring state spending down to its 2004-05 levels.
"I haven't had anybody tell me 'You're a bad candidate,' " Kohls said.
Kohls said he would support the Republican-endorsed candidate at the statewide GOP convention in April, according to the Pioneer Press.