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Three-way tie on first ballot in GOP governor's endorsement

Posted by: under Minnesota campaigns, Minnesota governor Updated: May 31, 2014 - 6:05 PM

In an early vote that could mean another long night for delegates, Republican delegates split their early vote in the race to win endorsement for governor.

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson with a slight edge and 2010 gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert and state Sen. Dave Thompson just behind him.

The results caused one delegate to tweet:

Here are the numbers:

Ballots cast – 1933

Needed for endorsement – 1160 - 60 percent

Farnsworth – 161 – 8.3 percent

Seifert  - 568 – 29.38 percent

Johnson – 620 – 32.07 percent

Thompson – 577 – 29.85 percent

Blank -- 291 ballots



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