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Marty Seifert Putting Another Campaign for Minn. Gov. in Motion

Updated: 11/21/2013 5:09 PM
Created: 11/21/2013 12:46 PM KSTP.com
By: Scott Theisen

Former state House Minority Leader Marty Seifert is putting another campaign for Minnesota governor in motion.
    
The 41-year-old was declaring his campaign Thursday during a three-stop tour. The Marshall Republican has been out of elective office for almost three years since falling short of his party's nod for governor in in 2010. He joins a handful of GOP candidates vying to take on Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton next year.
    
Seifert had been considering a campaign for months and finished second as a write-in during a recent straw poll at a state GOP meeting.
    
Republicans will meet at their state convention in May to consider endorsing a candidate. But that person will almost certainly face an August primary challenge.
    
Dayton is aiming for a second term.

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