Hagedorn Weekly Report #27

Obama's ISIS Strategy

Radical Islamic Terrorism –

The threat of terrorism from radical Islamic groups like ISIS, al Qaeda and al-Shabaab is real and growing. One of the reasons I am running for Congress is to fight for the strong policies needed to defeat Islamic-based terrorism and protect our country and citizens from Islamic jihadists.

Unlike many of the national politicians who are running for political cover following the tragic Paris attacks, my message remains the same. I have consistently warned of the threat from radical Islam and my platform includes commonsense national and border security solutions to defend the United States and protect the American people.

Long before the attacks in France I penned this commentary calling for a complete moratorium on future refugee transfers to the United States.

Recently, I released this video expressing opposition to President Obama’s plan to relocate 200,000 Muslim refugees in the U.S. over the next two years.

Just yesterday I issued this statement concerning House of Representatives legislation to take a pause on accepting Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Frankly, the House bill is timid and Congress must do more to protect us.

Islamic-based terrorism has been a grave threat to the United States throughout my opponent’s 10 years in Congress. In spite of this, Tim Walz is a denier of radical Islam who has long supported liberal refugee transfers from predominately Muslim nations. Walz’s overall record is one of overwhelming weakness and naiveté that has contributed to the Islamic-terrorism problem confronting our nation and state.

The inability of the Obama administration and my opponent to forcefully confront radical Islam and properly protect the American people is one of the key issues of this campaign.


Brown County Breakfast

Our campaign had a whirlwind week. I attended the Brown/Nicollet County Farm City Breakfast in New Ulm (See above picture), did Main Street campaigning in Sleepy Eye, visited St. Peter for our grassroots fundraiser, traveled to Minneapolis to attend the MNGOP Elephant Club luncheon (keynote speaker Rep. Greg Davids of Preston), spoke at the Watonwan County GOP Fall Banquet (keynote speaker U.S. Army veteran Jack Zimmerman), attended our grassroots fundraiser in New Ulm and met with farmers and small business leaders at the Farm Business Luncheon in Faribault.


Mankato Times – Hagedorn’s solutions to help veterans and active-duty military

Thanks to the Mankato Times for this story on the bold solutions I will fight for in Congress to support our veterans and military personnel. 

Faribault Daily News – Otto Luknic letter-to-the-editor

Thanks to Rice County small businessman and GOP leader Otto Luknic for this letter-to-the-editor in the Faribault Daily News reminding voters that Tim Walz made Obamacare promises he didn’t keep and should be booted from office.


St. Peter - New Ulm

Our grassroots fundraisers in St. Peter and New Ulm were successful and fun. A hearty “thank you” to my friends and supporters who hosted – Jim Compart, Dean Compart, Greg and Mary Bartz, Scott Waldner and Jim and Judy Hahn (most pictured above). Thanks also to State Representative Tony Cornish for attending and speaking at both of our fundraisers.

The campaign’s next grassroots fundraiser is scheduled for:

November 30th – Interlaken Golf Club; Fairmont (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm)

Please join us in Fairmont for an evening of great political conversation and light food and refreshments. Martin County delivered 60% of the vote in 2014 and the Hagedorn campaign is looking for even more in 2016! (Click here to view flyer)

Please help our campaign build strong financial momentum by attending our fundraisers or contributing directly to the campaign today. To send contributions electronically click here. To contribute by check, please make checks out to Friends of Hagedorn and mail to: Friends of Hagedorn; 11 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 007; Mankato, MN 56001. Thank you!


Refugees Chart

Minnesota keeps adding to its terrorist-recruiting problem:

Over the past year Minnesota accepted at least 1,837 refugees, the vast majority of which were Muslims (See above chart.) This, in spite of the fact that Minnesota has an Islamic terrorist recruiting problem. Our national and state government leaders are failing to protect us.

The FBI has almost 1,000 open ISIS investigations, covering all 50 states:

We used Facebook to highlight this story about how the FBI is overwhelmed – working to track potential ISIS terrorists in all 50 states. Remember that many Minnesota Islamic refugee residents have been arrested for attempting to support ISIS and al-Shabaab.


This week I’m scheduled to attend GOP meetings in Winona and Houston Counties, make fundraising visits in Rochester, cultivate media relationships and keep working and fighting to win back this seat!

Thanks for reading,

Jim Hagedorn
Republican Candidate for Congress
Minnesota’s First District