Olympic medal winner considering run for Liberal party

Newfoundland and Labrador's finance minister hasn't been out of the position for a week, and already potential replacements are coming forward for the byelection.

Newfoundland and Labrador's Finance Minister hasn't been out of the position for a week, and already potential replacements are coming forward for the byelection.

Jerome Kennedy announced on Oct. 2 that he would be immediately stepping down as the province's finance minister and member of the House of Assembly for Carbonear-Harbour Grace. 

Olympic gold-medal curler Jamie Korab told CBC News on Friday  that he is considering running for the Liberals in Kennedy's former district.

Korab, who is originally from Harbour Grace, said he will make a decision by Monday.

Other reports indicate that Harbour Grace mayor Don Coombs is thinking about running for the Progressive Conservative party.

In the time being, Natural Resources Minister Tom Marshall will temporarily take over the duties of finance minister.

Marshall will also continue in his own portfolio until a byelection is held. 

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