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With his children, Brittany and Braxton, at his side, former state Rep. Marty Seifert announces Thursday that he is running for governor. He enters an already crowded Republican field to challenge Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Former Marshall-area Rep. Seifert enters Minn. governor’s race

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Former state Rep. Marty Seifert got into the governor’s race Thursday saying that he is the only candidate with deep experience in both the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.


The Marshall Republican told reporters at a state Capitol complex news conference that he grew up in rural Minnesota and long has lived in Marshall, but from 1997 to 2010 spent much of his time in the Twin Cities representing his part of southwestern Minnesota in the Legislature.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.