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John Moberg, right, collects straw poll votes for the GOP U.S. Senate candidates in Minnesota during Tuesday night's Becker County Republican caucus at M State in Detroit Lakes. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Jeff Johnson wins Becker County straw poll for governor, McFadden wins for Senate race

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Detroit Lakes native Jeff Johnson scored a close victory over Marty Seifert in a straw poll for governor — and Mike McFadden was the clear favorite in the U.S. Senate race — at the Becker County Republican Party caucuses Tuesday evening.

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They were held at M State in Detroit Lakes and at the Lions Hall in Wolf Lake.

Jeff Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner, received 33 votes to 29 votes for Seifert, a former state representative from Marshall.

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