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Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, works at his desk during a break in Minnesota House floor action on the next-to-last day of this year's legislative session. Lanning is among a number of Republicans being described as a possible candidates for Minnesota governor in the next election. Minnesota Capitol Bureau file photo

Republicans eye governor's race

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ST. PAUL - There's a whole lot of thinking going on.

Republicans across Minnesota are weighing the pros and cons of jumping into the governor's race now that Gov. Tim Pawlenty has bowed out.


Two western Minnesota state representatives -- Marty Seifert of Marshall and Morrie Lanning of Moorhead - on Wednesday said they are thinking about it. Seifert said he is strongly considering it; Lanning was a bit less certain.

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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.