Associated Press, Published September 04 2013
Republican Hagedorn joins Minnesota 1st District raceGOOD THUNDER, Minn. — 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.
Hagedorn, who lives in Blue Earth, joins state Rep. Mike Benson of Rochester and political newcomer Aaron Miller of Byron in the race to challenge Walz, who was first elected in 2006.
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