Hagedorn Update; GOP Endorsement Edition

HAGEDORN WINS GOP ENDORSEMENT –

Thank you, delegates and activists of the Minnesota First District Republican Party, for endorsing me as your congressional candidate during our district convention at Mankato’s Verizon Center this past Saturday!

Our campaign was humbled to receive the votes of 218 GOP activists and win decisively, 76%-21%. Our Party left Mankato united and energized and Team Hagedorn looks forward to working with you over the next 192 days to spread our commonsense conservative message across southern Minnesota and turn this seat Red.

JIM’S “HIGHWAY 14 TEAM” –

Talk about stealing the show! Virtually all in the convention hall were inspired by the young, college-aged Republicans who placed my name in nomination.

Aaron Eberhart, President of the Minnesota State University (Mankato) College Republicans, delivered a powerful speech outlining why he and his Young Republican friends are passionate about the Hagedorn campaign.

The young supporters call themselves “Hagedorn’s Highway 14 Team,” because they are local southern Minnesota residents who reside along the Highway 14 corridor, stretching from New Ulm to Rochester.

Look for them as we walk parades, attend county fairs and campaign door-to-door across the First District! Pictured from left to right: Derek Roberts (North Mankato), Silas Petersen (North Mankato), Derek Ringhand (Mankato), Aaron Eberhart (Rochester), Ben Craggs (Edina), Becca Loose (New Ulm), Kyle Pirron (Lake Crystal), not pictured, but in attendance, Jack Livingston (Owatonna).

REP. JEREMY MUNSON & JULIE VANZANDT –

Also delivering nomination and seconding speeches on behalf of our campaign were recently elected State Representative Jeremy Munson (District 23B) and Martin County conservative activist and mother of 10, Julie VanZandt.

Julie and Jeremy gave excellent speeches highlighting our work to unify the Republican Party and stand for the conservative solutions that reflect the views and values of southern Minnesotans.

THANK YOU MN-CD1 REPUBLICAN PARTY OFFICIALS –

Thanks to our elected Minnesota First District Republican Party officials, especially Chair Carol Stevenson and the temporary convention Chairman Randy Gilbert, for doing a fantastic job orchestrating the district convention. We appreciate all our MN-CD1 GOP leaders (Carol, Shane, Chris, Spencer and Josh) for the devoted work they perform to elect Republican candidates!

REP. TOM EMMER WAS FIRED UP –

My friend and strong supporter Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota’s Sixth District gave a stemwinder of a speech preaching GOP unity. Tom made it a point to commend all the leaders and volunteers who worked so hard in 2016 to elbow Tim Walz out of this race and make MN-1 the best pickup opportunity in the nation for U.S. House Republicans.

Thank you, Congressman Emmer (pictured with GOP Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow and I), for all your support, hard work and encouragement!

THANK YOU, TEAM HAGEDORN –

We have the best and hardest working congressional campaign staff in the United States. They did a great job preparing for the district convention and projecting a campaign of competence and purpose.

Thanks to Campaign Manager Dave FitzSimmons and our entire team: Gregg Peppin, Kyle Pirron, Jeanette Purcell, Lon Firchau, Olivia Maxwell, Brock McCleary, Al Travis, Norann Dillon, Karin Mantor, Derek Ringhand, Aaron Eberhart, Tim Berkness and Michael Bryan.

THX FILLMORE, MARTIN & JACKSON COUNTIES –

Special thanks to the Republican Party organizations of Fillmore, Martin and Jackson counties for contributing the maximum $1,000 to our campaign. Pictured with me is Rich Koch, Chairman of the Jackson County Republican Party.

To support our campaign, please send checks to Friends of Hagedorn; 11 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 007; Mankato, MN 56001. Electronic contributions: jimhagedorn.org/donate. Thank you!

LASTLY, THANKS TO MY WONDERFUL FAMILY –

It’s always special to experience important milestones with family. Thanks to my mom, Kathy, step-dad, Bob, and sister, Heidi (pictured above), for attending the convention and doing so much to support our campaign. Looking forward to seeing the rest of my wonderful family on election night!

Thanks for reading,

Jim Hagedorn