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.
Republican Jim Hagedorn has pulled off an upset in his party’s 1st District primary for Congress. Hagedorn beat endorsed candidate Aaron Miller in Tuesday’s primary.
A candidate who pledged not to force a Republican primary in Minnesota’s First Congressional District has changed his mind.
Another Republican is seeking the party’s nod to run against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in southern Minnesota’s 1st District. Jim Hagedorn announced his candidacy on Wednesday at a farm in Good Thunder. He is the son of former GOP Congressman Tom Hagedorn, and a former legislative staffer and federal employee. He is calling for the repeal of Obamacare.