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Minnesota Republican governor candidate Jeff Johnson introduces Bill Kuisle as his running mate Wednesday, May 21, 2014. With Kuisle are his family members, wife, Lisa, and children Jennifer and Isaac. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Governor race activity picks up as GOP convention nears

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Republican convention is a week and a half away, so governor candidates are doing everything they can to get delegate support.


For Jeff Johnson, that means picking a popular southeast Minnesota politician to be his running mate. For Kurt Zellers, that means he will announce his running mate today. For Marty Seifert, that means he must decide whether to run in the primary election.

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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.