RELEASE: MNGOP State Central Convention Straw Poll Results 

BRAINERD, Minn. – Minnesota Republicans converged this morning at Cragun’s Resort in the Brainerd Lakes Area for their State Central Committee meeting.  Today’s meeting was an opportunity for Republican activists to hear from seven (7) candidates running for the Republican Party’s Governor endorsement and to vote in a straw poll.


The results of the straw poll are as follows:


  1. Matt Dean
  2. Jeff Johnson
  3. Keith Downey
  4. Mary Giuliani-Stephens
  5. Dave Osmek
  6. Phillip Parrish
  7. Lance Johnson


“We have an incredible group of candidates running for Governor,” said Chairman Jennifer Carnahan. “Today’s results are a great indicator of how deep our bench is and we look forward to electing one of these great candidates to be our next Governor of Minnesota.”

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