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Marty Seifert

Feb 22, 2010

8 legislative incumbents facing intra-party challenges

Eight Minnesota legislative incumbents -- five DFLers and three Republicans -- are facing challenges from members of their own parties this year, not counting six incumbents who have said that they aren't seeking re-election and have fellow party members lining up to succeed them.

Feb 22, 2010

Wanted: DFL cannon fodder

Via Minnesota Democrats Exposed, this Local/State Brief from the Marshall Independent searching for candidates in SD 21. Not exactly a tale of "top recruits shying away," as MDE puts it, but certainly a picture of Legislative races in districts that aren't up for grabs.

Feb 18, 2010

Seifert announces running mate choice

State Rep. Marty Seifert, R-Marshall, the front-running GOP gubernatorial candidate, has selected Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah as his lieutenant governor running mate.

Feb 12, 2010

Legislators running for governor introduce more than two dozen bills

There are presently eight state legislators from both sides of the aisle running for governor. In the opening week of the legislative session, they introduced more than two dozen bills.

Feb 12, 2010

Seifert campaign picks up new legislator endorsements

Four GOP state reps announced they're supporting Rep. Marty Seifert's gubernatorial bid.

Feb 3, 2010

Caucus night: Hanging with Mr. Emmer

They had to sweep Tom Emmer out of South View Middle School in Edina on Tuesday night. But it was somehow fitting: It was Emmer's last stop on an ambitious three-hour sweep of GOP precinct caucuses that took the gubernatorial candidate from Eden Prairie to Eagan to Bloomington to Edina, during which he shook countless hands, listened to heartfelt concerns and never allowed his energy to flag.

Feb 3, 2010

Straw polls bring some clarity to gubernatorial contests

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak appears to have narrowly won the DFL gubernatorial straw poll in Tuesday's precinct caucuses, edging out House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher.

Feb 2, 2010

The 2009 year-end GOP gubernatorial candidate reports: Fun, games and names

As the reports trickle out, here are a few observations culled from the 2009 Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board (CFB) reports of the top two GOP candidates, Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Delano) and Rep. Marty Seifert (R-Marshall).

Jan 29, 2010

Six legislators won’t run in 2010, with more likely to follow

As the 2010 Minnesota Legislature kicks off this week, a half-dozen legislators, most of them DFLers, have announced that they don't plan to be back when the gavel comes down on the 2011 session.

Jan 29, 2010

Laura Brod endorses Tom Emmer in gov’s race

GOP state Rep. Laura Brod is backing Tom Emmer for governor. The New Prague Republican announced the decision in a note posted on her Facebook page today.

Jan 29, 2010

Seifert confirms Brod rejected potential spot on ticket

Marty Seifert confirmed this morning a PIM report that state Rep. Laura Brod turned down an overture to be on his short list of possible lieutenant governor candidates. The former Republican House Minority Leader said that Brod is one of roughly 25 people he's contacted to discuss the possibility of filling the number two spot on a gubernatorial ticket.

Jan 28, 2010

Laura Brod says no to Marty Seifert

Gubernatorial candidate Rep. Marty Seifert (R-Marshall) asked Rep. Laura Brod (R-New Prague) to be "considered on his short list" to be his Lt. Gov. running mate.

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