Hagedorn Weekly Campaign Update


We keep working hard to build support for our campaign. This past Friday evening I attended the Minnesota Republican Party’s annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. As you can see from the above photo, Team Hagedorn was well represented! In all, almost 900 Republicans were on hand to support our state party.

During my recent visit to Watonwan County I met with community leaders in St. James and visited the Harold Wolle Farm to discuss agriculture issues with MN Corn Growers (see below photo).

Over just the past few weeks I’ve campaigned in 15 counties and an array of cities including: St. James, Albert Lea, Hayfield, Caledonia, Winona, La Crescent, Dodge Center, Wells, Truman, New Ulm, Faribault, Owatonna, North Mankato, Lewiston, Mankato, Luverne, Lakefield, Springfield, Worthington, Sleepy Eye, Fairmont, Rochester, Leavenworth, Winnebago and Minneapolis.


The Hagedorn campaign has done a good job raising critical early money. As of our latest filing with the Federal Election Commission, we have raised $637,000 (more than any other Democrat or Republican candidate in the race), with $330,000 in the bank.

Please help us continue building fundraising momentum by attending our Fairmont reception on April 24th (see details here) or make a contribution today by mailing a check to: Friends of Hagedorn; 11 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 007; Mankato, MN 56013 or make an electronic contribution at jimhagedorn.org/donate. Thank you!


Minnesota First District Republican Party delegates and alternate will convene at the Verizon Center in Mankato to endorse our candidate for First District Congress on Saturday, April 21st.

The Hagedorn campaign has worked very hard these past 17 months to stay connected with our GOP activists and keep building Republican unity and support.

While I am confident our strong campaigning will help us win decisively in Mankato, our campaign takes nothing for granted. We will keep working hard to earn your support, win our Party’s endorsement and then keep fighting all the way thru November 6th.

For more on the First District GOP convention click here.


Please make plans to visit our campaign’s hospitality suite from 8:00 – 10:00 P.M., Friday, April 20th, 9th Floor, Hilton Garden Inn Mankato, 20 Civic Center Plaza.


The Hagedorn campaign is humbled to receive expanding support from prominent national, state and districtwide Republican officials and activists. GOP Chairs or Deputy Chairs from 18 of the First District’s 21 Counties support “Hagedorn.” Special thanks to State Senator Julie Rosen and State Representative Bob Gunther (pictured above) for their support. To view the entire list of endorsements, click here.


Our campaign has received some excellent local and national media coverage. Click on links to read or view.

MinnPost; Minnesota’s Trump boosting congressional candidates, trade war creates divide

The Washington Post; Farmers who propelled Trump to presidency fear becoming pawns in trade war

CNN; Why Trump’s China spat has 2018 consequences

The New Ulm Journal; Hagedorn urges border security 


Keep an eye out for our new billboards. Because of your generous support, we are able to communicate our conservative message and keep building strong name identification across southern Minnesota.


Where Hagedorn stands: Omnibus Spending Bills

Hagedorn supports work or technical training requirements for able-bodied federal welfare recipients

Thanks for reading!

Jim Hagedorn
Republican Candidate for Congress
Minnesota’s First District