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Report: Stephanie Miner, ex-Syracuse mayor, will not challenge Katko for Congress

For the second time in a three-month period, former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has decided not to run for Congress.

Miner told the New York Times that she opted not to run after reconsidering a congressional campaign. She initially announced in October that she wouldn't be a candidate for Congress. She changed her mind after U.S. Rep. John Katko, a Republican, voted for the House tax plan in November.

In December, Miner held a town hall meeting at Syracuse City Hall. The focus of the forum was the federal tax plan. Some constituents who spoke at the event urged Miner to run for Congress.

It's the second time in his election cycle and the third time overall that Miner has passed on a congressional run. She was asked to run in 2016, but declined.

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