Back in February, I wrote a couple of stories on two Democratic state legislators who were considering running for Congress in the 1st and 4th Districts.

State Representative Marshall Wright and Senator Bruce Maloch both told me they were looking at running in the First and Fourth Congressional Districts respectively.

Both are well-respected state legislators and, unfortunately, neither are going to run for Congress in 2014.

Today, Senator Bruce Maloch told me he was not running for Congress due to a combination of work and family reasons. State Representative Marshall Wright has told various folks recently that he too will not make the Congressional run next year.

Other candidates are still giving serious thought to making the Congressional run.

One example is Mid-South Community College President Glen Fenter who is taking a look at possibly running in the First Congressional District.

Another is Democratic State Representative Jeff Wardlaw, who has been telling folks he is taking at look at running for Mike Ross’s old seat in the Fourth.

It’s still a long way until November of 2014, but right about now is when potential Congressional candidates will need to make their final decisions on whether or not to make the run.

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