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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