Hagedorn statement on GOP competitor; (early) October Report

Jim Hagedorn


Earlier this week State Senator Carla Nelson announced her candidacy for Congress in Minnesota’s First District. I welcome my friend to the race and look forward to a robust discussion of the issues.

Because of you, and all our wonderful supporters, our campaign is in a powerful position to win the Minnesota First District Republican Party’s endorsement, win the GOP Primary and win the General Election.

It is the Hagedorn campaign that surged to within 4/10ths of one percent from defeating entrenched incumbent Democrat Tim Walz. We gave Walz good reason to retire from Congress, and now our MN-1 open seat is the best takeover opportunity in the nation for U.S. House Republicans.

Our team is building extraordinary GOP unity, raising critical early money, working harder than any campaign in the nation and standing for the conservative solutions that not only reflect the views and values of southern Minnesotans, but will truly Make America Great Again.

Please take a moment to read my full statement.

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement!

Jim Hagedorn


We continue to work hard across all 21-counties of the First District. This may be the “off” year of the election cycle, but our campaign is in full general election mode.

During 2017, alone, we are on pace to walk more than 50 parades and make hundreds of Main Street campaign stops across southern Minnesota. In addition, I have already attended each of the 21 county fairs and made campaign appearances at the State Fair.

Recently, I was invited by the Brown County Republican Party to speak at their 2017 Fun Raiser (see above photo). Click here for all the details.

Meanwhile, in late-September we marched in parade #49: Wykoff’s Fall Fest Parade (see below photo). Special thanks to Fillmore County GOP Chairman Gary Steuart and the rest of the Fillmore County Republicans for campaigning with Team Hagedorn! Click here for all the details and pictures from Wykoff.

To review all of our 2017 parade and county fair appearances, please visit jimhagedorn.org/parades_fairs.

We have just one parade remaining on the 2017 calendar. This Saturday I will be walking in the Minnesota State University, Mankato, Homecoming Parade with my friends from the MSU College Republicans.

Thanks to all who have helped us campaign across southern Minnesota this spring, summer and fall!

Fillmore County Wykoff


Our recent Mankato reception was a complete success. Thanks to those who joined us or made contributions in support of the event.

Special thanks to popular State Representative Tony Cornish for stopping by and giving a nice speech (see below photo of Tony and I). I am deeply honored to receive Tony’s endorsement and continued support!

Please consider a contribution of $50 or $100 today. To make an online donation, please visit jimhagedorn.org/donate or mail checks to: Friends of Hagedorn; 11 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 007; Mankato, MN 56001. Thank you!



To review recent stories about the Hagedorn campaign click on links below:

MPR – Walz’s House seat won’t be easy for DFLers to keep

MPR (audio) – Hagedorn hopes 2018 will be the charm in his quest for Congress


Hagedorn supports regulatory reform to expand the U.S. economy and create high-wage jobs

Hagedorn supports tax reform

Jim’s reaction to Las Vegas shooting: Horrific and evil

President Trump’s Peace Through Strength speech to the United Nations was refreshing and powerful

Cindy Maves & Bobbie Gallas


Thanks to Rochester residents Cindy Maves and Bobbie Gallas for all their support and encouragement!

Senator Jeremy Miller and Senator Mike Goggin


Thanks to State Senator Jeremy Miller (pictured on left with State Senator Mike Goggin opposite) for inviting me to speak at his Burger Bash in Winona earlier this week. Both Senators Miller and Goggin are good friends.

Bill Fisher


While campaigning in Rochester I stopped by the Mayo Clinic to hear Pastor and Fillmore County Republican leader Bill Fisher play lovely piano music for patients and guests. Click here to watch and listen to Bill. 

Thanks for reading!

Jim Hagedorn
Republican Candidate for Congress
Minnesota’s First District