On this day in 2008...


Marty Seifert is re-elected as minority leader of the Minnesota House Republicans after being challenged by Rep. Tom Emmer of Delano.

Seifert served as the Minnesota House Representative from District 21A from 1997-2011, serving as the majority whip from 1999-2006.

A year-and-a-half after retaining the minority leader position in 2008, he would step down to run for governor in 2010.

Seifert would later withdraw from the race to endorse Rep. Tom Emmer, who had closed massive ground on Seifert since both announced their intentions to run, and was on the verge of getting the party nod.

Earlier this week, Seifert confirmed that he would once again run for governor in the 2014 election, seemingly disappointed with how Republicans have been defeated in recent elections. He came in third place in a gubernatorial straw poll last month, despite not even being on the ballot.

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