Gov. candidate Johnson responds to reports of wary D.C. Republican strategists

"I don't think they have their finger on the pulse of Minnesota or Minnesota voters very well."

Sloane Martin
September 06, 2018 - 10:39 am
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson responds to comments that he is lacking support among some Republicans in Washington D.C.

Washington Post national reporter and Minnesotan James Hohman on WCCO Wednesday said that some party strategists may urge outside groups like the Republican Governors Association to move their scheduled support out of Minnesota and over to other more competitive races around the country. He told WCCO's Mike Max Thursday he's not concerned.

"Frankly, if there are D.C. Republican strategists that don't have faith in the campaign it doesn't bother me all that much because these are the same guys that said I'd lose the primary by 20 points," he said. "I don't think they have their finger on the pulse of Minnesota or Minnesota voters very well."

Johnson says the law prohibits his campaign from coordinating with outside groups, but has heard that the Governor's Association has reserved airtime for closer to election day. 

The entire interview is below: