Reps. Gutknecht & Kline endorse Hagedorn; (mid) September Report



Our campaign is excited to announce that former Congressmen Gil Gutknecht (MN-1) and John Kline (MN-2) have endorsed my candidacy for Congress.

Gaining the full support of such honorable leaders – the last two Republican Congressmen who represented the geographic areas of our 21-county First District – is inspiring. To read our press release, click here.

On a similar note, click to read this Rochester Post-Bulletin article highlighting how GOP Chairs of 12 counties have already endorsed our campaign.

As the campaign unfolds we will continue to release endorsements from First District Republican activists, Minnesota state legislators and Members of Congress. Thanks to all for your generous support and encouragement!

Main Street Campaigning


Team Hagedorn continues to work hard across the First District; and, as is evident from the above photo, taken with mascot Paycheck prior to Worthington’s King Turkey Days Parade, we also have a lot of fun!

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. (Click here to view Jim at the MNGOP state fair congressional forum.)

To review all of our 2017 parade and county fair appearances, please visit our website. For pictures and details of our most recent major campaign stops, click on the links below.

La Crescent King Apple Parade, September 18

Worthington King Turkey Days Parade, September 17

St. James Watonwan County GOP Picnic, September 12

Mantorville Marigold Days Parade, September 10

Amboy’s Community Parade, September 9

Mabel Steam Engine Days Parade, September 9

Parades and Fairs


Please make plans to attend or send a contribution in support of our upcoming Mankato reception. The event will be held at the new Century 21 building (across Madison Avenue from Charley’s) from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM, Thursday, September 28th. The suggested contribution is $100, but any amount is appreciated. Click to view invitation.

Our current fundraising reporting period is set to expire at the end of this month, so please consider making a financial contribution of any amount from $1 to $5,400 (the maximum, per individual, contribution allowed) prior to September 30th and help us demonstrate continued strong campaign momentum.

For electronic contributions please visit, or send checks to: Friends of Hagedorn; 11 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 007; Mankato, MN 56001. Thank you!


To review recent articles about the Hagedorn campaign, please click on links below:

The Hill – Minnesota set for pivotal house battles

Minnesota Public Radio – Hagedorn (the sole Republican) sees path to First District victory

Rochester Post-Bulletin – First District candidates woo voters

Mankato Times – Hagedorn endorsed by State Senator Julie Rosen and State Representative Tony Cornish, letter-to-the-editor by Derek Ringhand



Hagedorn supports empowering Veterans to choose their own doctors and hospitals

16 years after 9/11 the U.S. Visa system remains deficient; Hagedorn offers solutions

Hagedorn offers solutions to secure America’s borders, implement merit-based immigration and restore the rule of law

After London’s most recent attack by Islamic supremacists Hagedorn affirms support for President Trump’s extreme vetting and a refugee program timeout


Please make plans to attend the Olmsted County GOP Picnic in Rochester, Tuesday, September 19th. See for more details.

And for those in and around the Brown County area, please join me in attending the Republican Party of Brown County’s Fun Raiser in New Ulm, Thursday, September 21th. Click here for details.


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Jim Hagedorn
Republican Candidate for Congress
Minnesota’s First District