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With cameras recording his every move, former state Rep. Marty Seifert of Marshall signs paperwork to file to run for Minnesota governor as a Republican Monday. Helping him is Stella Hegg of the secretary of state’s office. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

2014 election campaigns off and running


ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s 2014 election campaign really got underway Monday.

Republicans were looking to make a dent in Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party domination of state government, while Democrats sought ways to keep almost total power in state government.

Both sides expressed optimism as they launched campaigns after weekend state political conventions. Statewide Republican-endorsed candidates flew around Minnesota, visiting the state’s major media markets.

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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.