Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson made it official on Sunday: He wants the state’s top job.Hard to disagree with that. I've met Johnson and was impressed with him. He's quick on his feet and very bright. We'll likely see other candidates announce for the race as the year goes on, but Johnson has to be an early favorite.
At a news conference at a community hall in Hamel, just west of Plymouth, Johnson said he wants to replace Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014 because the state is heading in the wrong direction. “If we do not correct our course — soon — I am afraid that the greatness of Minnesota is in serious jeopardy,” he said.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Johnson in the race
Jeff Johnson wants to be your next Minnesota governor: