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Photos: Minnesota State Republican Convention on May 14, 2022

Gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen gained the endorsement of the Minnesota Republican Party at the state party convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Scott Jensen speaks after being endorsed for governor during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Scott Jensen speaks after being endorsed for governor during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Scott Jensen enters the stage to be endorsed for governor during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Scott Jensen gestures towards Mike Murphy after being endorsed for governor during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Scott Jensen speaks after being endorsed for governor during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Scott Jensen, Matt Birk, and Mike Murphy embrace after Jensen is endorsed for governor during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Delegates cheer after Scott Jensen received 65.12 percent of votes to be endorsed for governor during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Delegates react to the vote putting Jensen in the lead during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Delegates react to the vote putting Jensen in the lead during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Scott Jensen hugs a delegate during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Matt Birk, foreground talks with delegates as Scott Jensen hugs a delegate during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Scott Jensen candidate for governor is greeted by delegates during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Mike Murphy talks with delegates after conceding during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Mike Murphy shows a text message after endorsing Scott Jensen during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Mike Murphy talks with delegates after conceding during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Mike Murphy concedes and endorses Scott Jensen for governor during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Mike Murphy concedes, center, and endorses Scott Jensen for governor and Matt Birk for lieutenant governor during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Mike Murphy concedes and endorses Scott Jensen for governor during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Scott Jensen speaks after being endorsed for governor during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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A prayer is said before the the Minnesota State Republican Convention kicks off on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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The national anthem is sang during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Ruth Benidt of Olmsted County joins in a prayer before the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Cicely Davis, candidate for Congress, sings the national anthem as she takes the stage to speak during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Henry, 10, watches behind the scenes before candidate Scott Jensen is introduced alongside Matt Birk during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Scott Jensen, candidate for governor, speaks during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Scott Jensen, candidate for governor, speaks during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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People from Senate District 35 cheer during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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John Gifford of Olmsted County recites the Pledge of Allegiance during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Neil Shaw, candidate for governor, speaks during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Neil Shah, candidate for governor, speaks during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Neil Shaw, candidate for governor, exits the stage after speaking during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Michael Steiner of Otsego uses a monocular to view that stage during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Paul Gazelka, candidate for governor, speaks during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Paul Gazelka, candidate for governor, speaks during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Mike Murphy, candidate for governor, speaks during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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A Mike Murphy campaigner cheers on stage as Mike Murphy speaks during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Mike Murphy, candidate for governor, speaks during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Kendall Qualls candidate for governor, speaks during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Kendall Qualls, candidate for governor, speaks during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Kendall Qualls, candidate for governor, speaks during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Kendall Qualls, candidate for governor, speaks during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Scott Jenses, candidate for Governor, speaks to his team during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Scott Jenses, candidate for Governor, hugs delegate Fred Anderson during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Mike Murphy, candidate for governor, shakes hands with delegates on the floor during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Kendall Qualls, candidate for governor, speaks with Michael Hoeschen of Richfield during the Minnesota State Republican Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Traci Westcott is a photojournalist for the Post Bulletin covering the southeast Minnesota region. Before she moved to Rochester, she was a photography intern for the Dubois County Herald in Jasper, Indiana. Readers can reach Traci at 507-281-7470 or twestcott@postbulletin.com.
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