His district association, the CDU Ortenau, announced on Wednesday that he would run again in the constituency of Offenburg. “I didn't make the decision easy for myself, also with regard to my age,” Schäuble was quoted as saying.
But he thinks that he can make a “stabilizing contribution” with his experience “in these times of diverse upheavals”. The chairman of the district association, Volker Schebesta, said meanwhile that Schäuble was "a draft horse" for the union nationwide and in the constituency. "With his influence he achieves a lot for the people in our region."