Also-ran candidates upset

The three GOP governor candidates who received almost no support — Leslie Davis, Bill Haas and Phil Herwig — were not happy campers at the convention.

Haas, a former state legislator, said that "our party leadership stood idly by" while candidate forums around the state went on without the minor candidates.

Davis, an environmentalist who surprised many by running for a Republican spot, lashed out at the two major candidates: "Who are Emmer and Seifert and what have they done to deserve a promotion?"

Herwig, an ultraconservative, delivered harsh criticism of the Seifert and Emmer and said "it is shameful" that bleachers in the Minneapolis Convention Center were not full of alternate delegates and guests.

Herwig also criticized legislators running for office. "They don’t have their hands on the pulse."
 

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