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Republican candidate for Minnesota governor Jeff Johnson watches election returns at Digby's restaurant in Plymouth, Minn., on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. (Pioneer Press: John Autey)

Detroit Lakes native Johnson wins four-way GOP governor race

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ST. PAUL - A Republican with greater Minnesota roots who is a Hennepin County commissioner won the governor nomination Tuesday in his party's primary election.

Jeff Johnson told supporters after winning that he has a tough race ahead of him because Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton will be a good opponent.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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