The editorial isn't posted on all of the nearly 30 papers published by the ECM Publishing chain, from Caledonia to Little Falls to the suburbs and East Central Minnesota, but the company's editorial board has endorsed Marty Seifert for the Augurt 12, 2014 Republican primary.
Like the Forum Communication chain, ECM Publishing's editorial board ordinarily endorses on statewide candidates and amendments on the ballot. In 2012, for instance, the board opposed the amendments to restrict the right to marry and to vote.
In Seifert is knowledge-able, pragmatic, experienced, the ECM Editorial Board notes:
Marty Seifert is the most traveled of the Republican candidates for governor, having visited all 87 Minnesota counties in the run-up to the Aug. 12 primary election.
The former southwestern Minnesota farm kid has also covered a lot of ground in his professional and political careers, from teaching high school history and government to serving 14 years in the House of Representatives, three as minority leader.
Experienced, pragmatic and deeply knowledgeable about issues ranging from the Iron Range’s sulfide mining controversy to metropolitan transportation needs, Seifert is our choice in the Republican gubernatorial primary. The winner will face DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in November.
Read the entire editorial endorsement at the Caledonia Argus to learn why the board picked Seifert and declined on the other three.
If we are not mistaken, ECM Publishing primary endorsements for statewide offices are just that, and they'll make their minds up for their choice for the general election as we move closer to November.
Photo: Marty Seifert.
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