November 7, 2018 | Press Release
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HAGEDORN WINS FIRST DISTRICT RACE FOR CONGRESS
Strong showing in 16 of the district’s 21 counties helps secure victory
Mankato, Minnesota – Republican Jim Hagedorn defeated Democrat Dan Feehan by a margin of 1,311 votes, and will represent Minnesota’s First Congressional District when the 116th Congress convenes on January 3, 2019. The 1,311 vote margin is outside the automatic recount threshold of one-quarter of one percent found in Minnesota state law, Section 204C.35 Subd. 1 (b)(2).
“I appreciate the faith and confidence the people of southern Minnesota have shown in me, and I am honored to have the opportunity to represent them in Congress,” said Hagedorn. “We campaigned aggressively with a message of patient-centered healthcare, border security and work for welfare, and those positions more closely represented the views and values of southern Minnesotans than those of my opponent,” Hagedorn stated.
Hagedorn won 16 of 21 counties, securing over 60 percent of the vote in six counties, and exceeding his 2016 performance in 15 counties.
“Without a doubt, this victory was made possible because our team of grass roots volunteers walked the parades, knocked the doors, completed the phone calls and engaged in meaningful conversations with voters in every county of the district,” concluded Hagedorn.
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