And the winner is...

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  • February 8, 2012 - 11:55 AM

Meet Tommy Johnson, blogger and political critic ...and the winner of the #mnpredicts Republican Party straw poll results contest.

"It was a gut feeling all the way," said the independent DFLer. "I did no number crunching."

With 97 percent of the caucuses vote counted, Johnson came closest to guessing the actual results of Tuesday's vote out of 29 people who guessed the percentage of the votes for the four major Republican presidential candidates.

Since he was one of five people to correctly predict the order of candidates -- Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, then Newt Gingrich -- Hot Dish had to dig a little deeper to find the winner. We did that by figuring out how close Johnson and the four other people, Abou Amara, Ben Golnik, Aaron Klemz and Sean Neinow , who got the order right came to the percentage actual results. Johnson won that test and is the winner of the contest. (See the calculations here.)

As his reward, Johnson gets bragging rights, this recognition and a very happy feeling inside.

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