Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) announced Monday that he will not run for the Senate or governor in 2014.

"After thinking carefully about how I can best help my fellow Minnesotans, I have decided to not seek election for a different office in 2014," Paulsen said in a statement.

Paulsen added that the "warm encouragement" he received to run for the Senate or governor "was deeply humbling" but "it is clear to me that the House is currently where I can best represent the people of my district and state."

Paulsen joins fellow Republican Rep. John Kline, who also has ruled out a challenge against Sen. Al Franken (D). Former senator Norm Coleman (R) has also ruled out a run for his old seat or any other office in 2014.

Politico reported earlier this month that wealthy executive Mike McFadden (R) appeared set to launch a campaign against Franken.  Franken's approval rating numbers have been pretty good.

In the governor's race, Gov. Mark Dayton (D) faces reelection next year.