Kelliher, Seifert Top At Fair Booth

Two Minnesota representatives who want to be governor will be in the official Minnesota House booth at the State Fair more than anyone else.

House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL-Minneapolis, plans four shifts, mostly during visitor-heavy weekends. Rep. Marty Seifert, R-Marshall, has three shifts scheduled.

Rep. Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, was the only other governor candidate listed on an advance schedule. Several House members seeking the governorship were not on the list at all.

Many lawmakers take two-hour shifts at the fair booth to give the public a chance to discuss issues with elected officials. Most lawmakwers take just one shift.

The House and Senate have separate booths next to each other.

Seifert is the only governor candidate with his own campaign booth at the fair.