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House Minority Leader Marty Seifert of Marshall says he is looking into running for governor, the first Republican to make such an announcement since Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he is not running again. Staff photo by Don Davis - Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Seifert, Lanning consider governor's race


ST. PAUL - Two state representatives said today that they are dipping their toes in the Republican gubernatorial waters.

State Rep. Marty Seifert of Marshall said he is strongly considering getting into the Minnesota governor's race, but this morning said he is not quite ready to make the leap. Rep. Morrie Lanning of Moorhead said he also is considering it. Neither could say when a decision would be made.

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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.