Marty Seifert talks up rural roots in Minnesota Governor Race

By KBJR News 1

June 3, 2014 Updated Jun 3, 2014 at 11:09 PM CDT

Duluth, Minn. (NNCNow.com) --- On the heels of a heated Republican nomination for Minnesota Governor, Marty Seifert and his campaign for governor emphasized his pro–mining stance in Northeastern Minnesota today.

As the only candidate for governor who lives outside the Twin Cities, Seifert emphasized his rural roots when he met with voters in Duluth and the Iron Range Tuesday.

Seifert is one of four Republican candidates running for Governor this August.

The other Republican candidates for governor include Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, Businessman Scott Honour, and former Speaker Kurt Zellers.

Johnson won the GOP nod for Governor in Rochester Saturday.

Seifert is a former State Representative and Minority Leader from Marshall.

"I would argue that in St. Louis County, indifference is hostility," Seifert said. "On mining we are full steam ahead under a Seifert Administration to get clean and safe mining back to North Eastern Minnesota."

Voters will choose in the August primary which Republican will run against DFL Governor Mark Dayton in November.

Nick Minock