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Johnson says donors gave his Minn. gov run $240k

Published On: Jan 11 2014 09:01:22 PM CST
ST. PAUL, MN (AP) -

Another Republican has provided details on his 2013 fundraising in the Minnesota governor's race.

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson told supporters in an email he collected $240,000 from donors, which is twice the amount a rival brought it. Earlier in the week, state Sen. Dave Thompson said he raised $120,000 last year.

Johnson and Thompson are the two candidates competing hardest for the GOP endorsement at the May state convention. The other candidates in the running won't rule out primary bids in August. The winner of that contest will take on Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in November.

Minnesota candidates have until the end of January to submit comprehensive reports on campaign activity.

Neither Johnson nor Thompson gave a full accounting that shows what they had left after expenses.

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