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.