Johnson Captures Republican Endorsement

Jeff Johnson captured the Republican Party’s endorsement for governor late Saturday afternoon at the state G-O-P convention in Duluth, after Mary Giuliani Stephens and Phillip Parrish dropped out following the third ballot….

Johnson has a major hurdle before the November election: the August Republican primary, when he will be up against former Governor Tim Pawlenty, who entered the race late and didn’t seek his party’s endorsement.