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Republican governor candidate Jeff Johnson tells Minnesota Republican convention delegates that he can show humor during his campaign. Don Davis/Forum News Service

Jeff Johnson wins GOP governor nod

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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.
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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.

Next up for Johnson is facing three fellow Republicans in an Aug. 12 primary election. The winner goes against Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in November.

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