Sona Mehring ends campaign in 2nd District

Sona Mehring sent a message to supporters today saying she would return to Eagan-based CaringBridge as its CEO and end her campaign to earn the Democrats’ endorsement in the 2nd District congressional race.

“My campaign received tremendous support and words of encouragement,” she wrote. “The level of enthusiasm and people’s confidence in me was humbling. However, I realize my true passion still was with CaringBridge. That passion was fueled by the many people I met that told me about the impact of CaringBridge in their lives.”

She wrote that she came to the tough conclusion that her work with CaringBridge was not done and she needed to end her candidacy for Congress.

“The culture in Washington still is something that needs to be changed,” she wrote. “I will continue to find ways to work towards a better, more productive, more representative Congress. I hope to stay connected to the many new friends I’ve met.”

She said she would be returning monetary contributions to her campaign.

Mehring would have competed for the Democrats’ endorsement against former state representative, Mike Obermueller, an attorney from Eagan. Second District U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Burnsville, plans to run for another term.