Minnesota primary election/ Republican governor contenders: Johnson paints himself as ‘big-tent guy’
Members of the North Metro Tea Party cheered Jeff Johnson, the Republican-endorsed candidate for governor, when he bounded onto the Mermaid Ballroom stage in Mounds View, Minn., for an evening forum last month.
The 150 partisans applauded when he pledged to cut taxes, slash government red tape and “fight Obamacare every step of the way.”
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