Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson defeated three challengers to win the Republican Party’s nomination for governor. In two of the most hotly contested political races in the state, longtime Democratic legislator Phyllis Kahn and veteran Republican state Rep. Jenifer Loon both survived strong challenges. Sunfish Lake business executive Mike McFadden won an easy victory Tuesday Read more

MPR News will host a gubernatorial forum Wednesday at noon featuring the four major Republican candidates for governor. The debate will be held in studio on July 30 at noon and will air live on the radio and online. The forum will feature Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, Scott Honour, state Rep. Kurt Zellers , Read more

The four Republicans running for governor in next month’s primary aren’t saying much about a topic important to many Republicans: social issues. Even as Scott Honour, Jeff Johnson, Marty Seifert and Kurt Zellers tout their conservative credentials on the campaign trail, they’re largely steering clear of topics like abortion and same-sex marriage. Voters, they argue, Read more