A nod to Grandma and Minnesota Politics

By Chris Baldus, Austin Daily Herald - I don’t usually do this, but this is a special case.

Well, here goes: Hi Grandma! I’m in your newspaper!

That’s right, I’m kind of dorky.

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Hagedorn (early) August Report

Chairman Conaway


Our campaign continues to build post-election momentum by attracting support from national, statewide and grassroots Republican leaders.

During my August 3rd visit to Farmfest I had the pleasure of discussing agriculture policy with Rep. Michael Conaway of Texas, Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture (see above photo).  Later that day Chairman Conaway, U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota’s 6th District and former U.S. Senator Rudy Boschwitz made remarks at a Minneapolis event in support of our campaign.

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Why control of the U.S. House could hinge on Minnesota in 2018

By Sam Brodey, MinnPost - From north to south, woods to prairie, the vast majority of the state of Minnesota will be hotly contested political turf in the 2018 election cycle.

Of the state’s eight U.S. House seats, five are among the handful of races considered legitimately competitive — and a few even rank as top national priorities for both parties.

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House candidate thinks third time’s a charm

By Justin R. Lessman, Jackson County Pilot - Jim Hagedorn thinks the third time’s a charm.

Hagedorn, who came within four-tenths of a percent of defeating Democratic incumbent Tim Walz in last year’s race for Minnesota’s First Congressional District seat, is seeking the local seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for the third consecutive time. However, things are bit different this go around.

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Will Minnesota Finally Go Red?

By Barry Casselman, The Weekly Standard - When Donald Trump stopped off in Minnesota the Sunday before the election, it raised eyebrows. No Republican had won the state since Richard Nixon in 1972. But two days later, the outcome was in doubt until late in the night. Hillary Clinton’s 1.5 point margin over Trump was the narrowest victory for her party there since Walter Mondale barely won his home state over Ronald Reagan in 1984.

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