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Republican governor candidate Jeff Johnson speaks Saturday during the Minnesota Republican convention in Rochester. Don Davis / Forum News Service

Johnson gets GOP governor nod

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By Don Davis

Forum News Service

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A Minnesota Republican who grew up in Detroit Lakes and now is commissioner in the state’s largest county became the party’s endorsed candidate for governor Saturday night.

Jeff Johnson gained 1,386 votes to Marty Seifert’s 118 after a controversial ending to the state party convention at Rochester’s Mayo Civic Center.

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