Berlin (dpa) - Two weeks before the end of the application deadline, the race for the SPD presidency on ride. Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is now ready to apply - after he had previously rejected for time reasons. In any case, Lower Saxony's Interior Minister Boris Pistorius and Saxony's Minister of Integration Petra Köpping want to run for office. Vice Chancellor Scholz is still looking for a partner, with whom he can compete as a double top. According to the editorial network Germany, Scholz wants to keep his government offices despite the possible candidacy.