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Emmer and Seifert get high-ranking state GOP endorsments

Some endorsements today in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination:

State Rep. Emmer will get the nod from Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau at a 1:30 p.m. press conference. Her profile has been quite low at the Capitol, particularly after she lost the state Transportation Department director job, but she’s had two terms as the second-highest Republican in state government.

State Sen. Marty Seifert announces the support of Evie Axdahl, a longtime national Republican committee member. She’s on this list of other prominent women for Seifert:

  • Evie Axdahl — Republican national committeewoman, Maplewood
  • Georgie Hilker — Longtime Republican activist, White Bear Lake
  • Mary Igo — founder of Minnesota Excellence in Public Service and longtime activist, St. Paul
  • Chris Jacobson — Former 4th Congressional District chair and longtime activist, Maplewood
  • Deb Kaczmarek — Former chair of Senate District 37 and longtime activist, Rosemount
  • Phyllis Kieffer — Former chair of Senate District 48 and longtime activist, Anoka
  • Karen Nolte — Former New Hope City Council member and longtime activist, New Hope
  • Carla Shutrop — Shakopee School Board member, Shakopee
  • Rhonda Sivarajah — Anoka County commissioner, Lino Lakes
  • Robyn West — Anoka County commissioner, Blaine

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