1st Congressional District
Blue Earth businessman Jim Hagedorn wants a 2016 rematch against the Democratic congressman who beat him last year. Hagedorn announced another run for Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District on Tuesday.
Republican State Rep. Tony Cornish says he may challenge recently re-elected U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in 2016. Cornish says he announced his possible plans early to gauge interest from the Republican Party and donors in running in the 1st District. He plans to make a final decision within a year or so.
The Republican and Democratic candidates competing for Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District both expressed a willingness to cross the aisle to get things done Tuesday in Rochester during their first debate ahead of the November election. Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz said he was willing to turn his back on party leadership in favor of his constituents.
Republicans in southern Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District will meet again to try to endorse a candidate to take on Democratic incumbent Tim Walz.