Seifert walks away with GOP poll
ST. PAUL - Marty Seifert took an early lead in the first statewide measure of Minnesota's Republican 2010 governor race.
The state representative from Marshall collected 37 percent of the vote in a GOP state convention straw poll, a convincing victory in a nine-candidate field.
Finishing second was Rep. Tom Emmer, getting 23 percent in the non-binding poll. In third with 14 percent was former State Auditor Pat Anderson.