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Carol Campbell of Bemidji reads up on governor candidate Tom Emmer Saturday as she tries to decide among three candidates. She was preparing to vote in a straw poll at the Republican state convention. Pioneer Photo/ Don Davis

Seifert walks away with GOP state convention poll

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ST. PAUL -- Marty Seifert took an early lead in the first statewide measure of Minnesota's Republican 2010 governor race.

The state representative from Marshall collected 37 percent of the vote in a GOP state convention straw poll, a convincing victory in a nine-candidate field.


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