Republican-endorsed candidate for governor Jeff Johnson won the GOP primary Tuesday and will face DFL Governor Mark Dayton in the fall.
With about 75 percent of the vote counted, he had about 30 percent of the vote. His nearest rival, former House Speaker Kurt Zellers, had about 24 percent. Former Rep. Marty Seifert and businessman Scott Honour each had about 20 percent.
Republican Jim Hagedorn upset party endorsed candidate Aaron Miller Tuesday for the right to challenge First District Democratic Congressman Tim Walz in November. With 96-percent of the precincts counted, Hagedorn had received 54-percent of the vote, just over 12,130 votes and Miller had 46-percent of the vote or 10,240 votes.