Former Republican Gov. Al Quie announced today that he’s backing Marty Seifert’s campaign for governor. Quie said he and Seifert are old friends and he thinks Seifert has the ability to be a strong governor. Quie did criticize Seifert for signing a No New Taxes pledge and reitterated the state needs more money to solve its current budget situation.
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