Jensen wins GOP endorsement for governor

Jensen wins GOP endorsement for governor

Jensen wins GOP endorsement for governor Updated: 6:10 p.m. Saturday Republican delegates chose family physician and former state Sen. Scott Jensen as their candidate for governor Saturday after a pitched endorsement battle that went nine ballots. Jensen, who served one term in the Senate, beat out four other candidates in a see-saw battle where he saw an early lead disappear and then return as other contenders left the race. "Folks, it’s we the people,” Jensen said as he accepted the endorsement. “Let’s go from here and let’s send a clear message to Tim Walz. We appreciate that you tried but we’re going to give you early retirement." Jensen started his campaign in March of 2021 as an opponent of COVID-19 restrictions who bucked conventional wisdom about the pandemic, contesting CDC …
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