Making the case for your vote this Tuesday


The Primary this Tuesday, August 14th is a huge moment for the Republican Party in Minnesota. 

I've worked hard for 15 months sharing my conservative vision and laying out a clear plan of action for my first 50 days in office. I've earned our Party's Endorsement and now I hope I've earned your vote. 

As governor I will:

  • END the establishment, status quo politics that are plaguing St. Paul
  • Actually REDUCE state spending instead of just slowing its growth
  • CUT our absurdly high taxes and fees
  • DISMANTLE the Met Council & build roads not trains
  • REIN IN arrogant state agencies like the DNR & PCA
  • BAN "sanctuary cities" & END refugee resettlement program in MN
  • Push for and SIGN pro-Life legislation 
  • VETO any new gun restrictions as governor

If you are still undecided at this point, whether you have a little time or a lot, here is my case to represent you as our nominee in 2018...




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In three simple reasons...

1) I’m the conservative running in this race

My record and Tim’s record are very different. As governor, Tim gave us higher spending, massive fee increases, green energy mandates, light rail and common core. Tim had his chance, and he did not stand up for conservative principles.

By contrast, I am the endorsed Republican candidate and a Constitutional conservative. As governor, I’ll actually shrink the budget and rein in arrogant state agencies like the DNR and the MPCA, and, importantly, I will not cave when the Left attacks. I have a 95% Lifetime Taxpayer League score, one of the highest in history, and an impeccable record on the 2nd Amendment and pro-life issues.

2) How we each have campaigned in this race is VERY telling

I won the endorsement of the Republican Party by travelling the state, working hard, tackling the tough issues and telling the truth. And we continued this all the way through the primary. Our campaign is powered (and funded) almost solely by everyday grassroots Minnesotans. We have started a movement in Minnesota and it has created the type of energy and enthusiasm we need to win in November.

Tim has taken the opposite approach on every level. He started his campaign with a private closed-door meeting of the wealthiest donors in Minnesota and since then he’s abandoned the endorsement, campaigned very little, mostly avoided debates and public appearances with me and offered a small collection of poll-tested talking points instead of any substance.

Then it got worse.

Three weeks ago, Tim launched the most dishonest political attack ad I’ve ever seen. It was a shameful low for a former governor and the ad has been completely and universally discredited by every fact checker who has looked at it. This includes WCCO finding a false claim by Tim every 2.5 seconds (which can be seen HERE) and KSTP giving it a D+ on it's "Truth Test" (which can be seen HERE).

3) I’m the stronger candidate in November against the DFL

I believe Republicans will win in 2018 by working hard, taking tough stands, telling it like it is and by laying out a vision for the future.

Fair or not, if Tim is our nominee, this will be a referendum on his past--whether it’s his eight years as governor, the millions he made as a DC lobbyist for big banks or his attacks on President Trump right before the 2016 election.

If I’m our nominee, I will bring an energized Republican base to the polls in November and lay out a positive, aggressive and inspiring conservative vision for Minnesota’s future. The race will be a referendum on my vision of the future versus the DFL’s vision. I’m confident we’ll win that battle.

Lastly, if you'd like to learn more, you can view my website HERE, you can see what we're all about in video form HERE and you can see my policy platform by clicking here: Jeff Johnson ActionPlan/MN.

I hope you get a chance to read and consider this before you drop your ballot in the mail or head to the polls, and I hope to earn your vote.


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  • Christopher Bryant
    Jeff: I would describe myself politically as a “Moderate”, and very independent. I do not like labels or specific political philosophy. I read and listen to each candidate, their values, background, and more importantly, their “Short and Long Term Vision” for Minnesota. While I am not a Trump supporter per se’, I do support some of the core values and policies he has expressed, like tax reform, immigration reform(Merit rather than Lottery). I do support the LRT, and although you express a desire for a motratorium, I do think you have to keep in mind it is a “Vital” part of the exsting transportation infrastructure. I do support your idea about improving our highways and related mode of transportation. We still rank poorly in terms of congestion and good traffic management, especially in the inner city. I hope you support Affordable Housing initiatives. Growth requires good housing across all income limits, and we have a serious issue here in the Minneapolis metro. If your elected, I think it makes sense to create a Governor’s Special Representative position with offices in Washington, DC to have a better pulse and greater hands on experience with Congress and the Washington bureaucracy. Personally! I was offended that Governor Dayton did not make a serious bid to land the 2nd headquarters of Amazon. OMG I just can’t believe it. Year’s ago, we also missed the opportunity to land Boeing’s new headquarters. I hope you will be a pro corporate Governor, and use every opportunity to encourage major fortune 100 companies to relocate here, and offer the necessary resources they would need to expand here. GHoing up against Waltz is going to be a tough road to hoe. Historically you know the state leans democratic, so when your campaigning, especially in the twin cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, your going to have to find issues that the progressive left, and liberal leaning voters can support. Realistically you need to win at least 40% of the twin city vote to win. The same applies to Waltz, although he needs the support from the outstate area’s. I do not support “Universal healthcare”, not because it might not work, but at this time, it is far to expensive, its a budget buster that impacts every working person very negatively. At home here, you need to endorse and support serious “Tax Reform”. Lower property taxes, sales taxes, and especially corporate taxes which wouild encourage more expansion, better wages, and new companies relocating here. I will have more to say later. I hope you are actuially reading people’s comments.
  • Ruth Novak
    I have been trying to like this Facebook post for two days. The link wasn’t working earlier.
  • Rex Deutsch
    I am a Part time PCA worker for my dad. I think the program as a whole is good for MN and our PCA needs. What I do not like is the Union that side stepped most of the PCA’s that really needs to go away. They pretend to do what is necessary, however, I never supported this union as well as 20,000 of the 27,000 members of the PCAs.
  • Tom Schaeffer
    Backing you 100%, But need to get your attention in southern Minnesota ASAP.
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