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Seifert to launch campaign for GOP gubernatorial endorsement

MARSHALL -- State Representative Marty Seifert, Republican of Marshall, will launch his anticipated campaign for governor on Tuesday at the Micro Control manufacturing facility in Fridley.

Seifert's campaign released the itinerary for a state-wide tour to announce his candidacy on Wednesday.

Seifert, of Marshall, made known his interest in running as a Republican candidate for governor shortly after Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced he would not seek a third term. Seifert stepped down as the minority party leader in the state house of representatives and opened two web sites devoted to his gubernatorial run.

Seifert has represented the Marshall area in the house since 1996 and is serving in his seventh term.

His campaign will start with the morning announcement in Fridley and trips to Mankato and Rochester on Tuesday. He will stump much of the state before winding up his four-day tour on Friday with visits to Marshall, Worthington and New Ulm.