Hagedorn Weekly Reports #64 & 65



It’s been a great two weeks of campaigning across the First District. Our campaign walked parades in Chatfield and Lanesboro and I also visited the Freeborn, Mower, Nobles, Brown and Nicollet County Fairs, addressed Winona’s Chamber of Commerce, attended Federated Rural Electric’s annual meeting in Jackson, toured Winona’s Knitcraft apparel company, addressed the Freeborn County GOP picnic and made many more stops.

While in New Ulm for the Brown County Fair we filmed this popular video.


For pictures and details about my campaign stops, please click on the following links.

NEW ULM (8/4/2016) Hagedorn birthday party and fundraiser

New Ulm Journal article: Hagedorn Campaigns in New Ulm

ALBERT LEA (8/5/2016) Freeborn County Fair

LANESBORO (8/7/2016) Buffalo Bill Days Parade

WINONA (8/11/2016) Knitcraft Company

NEW ULM (8/12/2016) Brown County Fair

ST. PETER (8/12/2016) Nicollet County Fair

CHATFIELD (8/13/2016) Western Days Parade

AUSTIN (8/13/2016) Mower County Fair

WORTHINGTON (8/14/2016) Nobles County Fair


Thanks to all who cast ballots and helped me win the GOP primary. The overwhelming 77-23% result has propelled our campaign into the general election with great unity and energy.

Click here to read my primary night statement and also take a moment to check out this excellent Mankato Free Press article.



On August 2nd I participated in Farmfest’s congressional candidate forum and squared off against Tim Walz.

I focused on how Walz, through his big government votes for extremist EPA regulations, ObamaCare and a carbon tax, is driving up production costs and punishing rural Southern Minnesotans.

By contrast, I advocated for bold solutions to reform the federal government (regulatory reform, tax reform, welfare reform, energy independence and replacing ObamaCare) to eliminate unnecessary burdens and spur economic opportunity and high-wage jobs.

Here are links to the video clips and media reports from Farmfest. Click on links to view.

(Video) Hagedorn-Walz differ on the role of Congress to set federal regulations

(Video) Hagedorn closing statement highlights Walz votes for ObamaCare, carbon tax and extremist EPA regulations

KEYC TV (video), reporter Shawn Loging: U.S. House Candidates talk AG at Farmfest

MANKATO FREE PRESS, reporter Brian Arola: Walz-Hagedorn spar on AG issues at Farmfest

NEW ULM JOURNAL, reporter Fritz Busch: Politicians address Farmfest

(Video) The Uptake: Video Replay – Congressional Candidates Debate at Farm Fest



This is a now or never election. Either we take back our country and make big bold changes to Washington, D.C. or we will forever lose our Republic as the Forefathers envisioned.

I need your help, now, to win this election. We are working relentlessly, Walz’s liberal record is a disaster and my solutions are hitting home with the voters. All we need to do in the last few months is to spread our winning conservative message.

Please make an electronic contribution of $100 (or whatever you can afford from $10 to $2,700) or send a check to: Friends of Hagedorn; 11 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 007; Mankato, MN 56001. Thank you!

Why I am running


Click here to read why I’m running and learn more about my bold legislative priorities.

Hagedorn and Walz


Click on links to read articles and Facebook posts.

As Minnesota’s farm economy tightens Tim Walz votes to increase production costs and regulatory burdens

Milwaukee riots and racist attacks against whites are symbolic of Obama-Clinton-Walz’s America

Estate “death tax” repeal – Hagedorn (yes), Walz (no)

Obama $400 million ransom to Iran is more proof that the Iran Deal is a disaster


This week I’m scheduled to walk parades in Spring Valley, Goodview and Wells and attend the Martin, Steele, Le Sueur, Houston and Cottonwood County Fairs.

Thanks for reading!

Jim Hagedorn