Ray Brackman said he's supporting Marty Seifert for the GOP endorsement for a simple reason.

"I think he's the most electable," Brackman said. "There really isn't much difference ideologically between Seifert and Emmer."

Standing on the GOP convention floor listening to speeches, Brackman held a sticker that read, "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."

Brackman said he regarded Seifert as the candidate who could better appeal to swing voters.

Brackman also said he regarded Seifert's experience in a leadership role in the Legislature to be an advantage over Emmer, who also has served in the Minnesota House.

As for the Palin endorsement of Emmer, "It's not going to sway me to vote for him."