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'Special Political Announcement' by Jeff Johnson Sparks Speculation He'll Run for Governor

The Republican Hennepin County Commissioner for Plymouth, Maple Grove, Mound and other cities has set the announcement for Sunday, May 5, 2013.

The west metro could have its second Republican candidate for governor, if speculation is correct about his "special announcement" set for Sunday.

See the Storify above (use the scroll bar at right) or at Storify.com.

The event announcement posted on Johnson's Facebook page on April 27 reads:

Join Jeff Johson for a special announcement on his future political plans.
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson welcomes neighbors, family and friends of all political persuasions to this special event.
Sunday, May 5th, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Hamel Community Building, 3200 Mill Drive, Hamel, MN 55340

Johnson is a Plymouth resident whose district includes northwestern Hennepin County cities from Mound to Maple Grove and Rogers.

Orono resident Scott Honour, another Republican, announced his bid for governor on April 24.

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