Hagedorn Weekly Reports #73 - 75

Jim's Message


Our campaign is airing TV and radio commercials across the First District exposing Tim Walz for his failed 10-year record, particularly his vote for Obamacare that has hurt the people of southern Minnesota. To review our ads and my issue positions, please visit www.jimhagedorn.org or click on the individual links below.

Why I’m Running – Jim’s message and priorities for the First District 

Hagedorn vs. Walz – Obamacare

Hagedorn supports farmers and rural southern Minnesotans 

Hagedorn addresses Islamic terrorism

Jim’s solutions for Veterans



Our team has been crisscrossing southern Minnesota relentlessly and I’ve been shaking hands on Main Street and walking door-to-door in scores of cities, including Luverne, Rochester, Dodge Center, St. Peter,  Byron, Mankato, Owatonna, Stewartville, St. James and Mountain Lake.

I love retail campaigning and visiting with the people of Minnesota’s First District. During this campaign, I’ve shaken hands with roughly 150,000 residents and we have distributed literature at over 40,000 homes.

With just 5 days left of this campaign, we will continue to personally interact with voters and offer my message of bold solutions to solve America’s most pressing challenges.  Our campaign will “caravan” the First District over the weekend and hold rallies, walk door to door and engage the media. In all, during the last two weeks of this campaign, I will have visited every one of the district’s 21 counties and made stops in over 50 cities.

We will release our weekend caravan schedule and offer full details via a separate email later today or early tomorrow. I hope you will be able to travel with us or greet us along the way!



We have earned excellent media. Click to view.

Fairmont Sentinel Endorses Hagedorn

(Video) Hagedorn-Walz face off for a second time – KEYC TV by reporter Shawn Loging
(Video) Decision 2016; Hagedorn interview – KTTC TV by news anchor Tom Overlie

(Video) Preview of Minnesota’s 1st congressional district – KIMT TV by reporter Dee Dee Stiepan
Hagedorn will provide veterans more timely, quality medical care – Rochester Post-Bulletin by Michael Black (letter to the editor)
Hagedorn represents much needed change – Worthington Daily Globe by Fred Lenz (letter to the editor) 

First Congressional District Race Rematch - Rochester Post Bulletin by Heather Carlson

First District Race a Hagedorn - Walz Rematch - St. Peter Herald by reporter Nancy Madsen

Walz, Hagedorn disagree on solution to Washington, D.C. dysfunction - Mankato Free Press by reporter Mark Fischenich

(Radio interview) Hagedorn stands firm in liberal MPR “gotcha” interview 

Hold Democrats accountable for unaffordable health insurance – Lonsdale News Review by David Anderson (letter to the editor)

Even Gov. Dayton gets it, Obamacare is not affordable – Owatonna People’s Press by Dan Kaiser (letter to the editor)

Affordable Care Act takes center stage in Minnesota’s First District – Star Tribune by reporter Allison Sherry 



Click on the following links to review the North Mankato, Winona and Rochester debates.

North Mankato Debate, Hagedorn–Walz; October 3, 2016

Obamacare clip from North Mankato Debate; October 3, 2016

Winona Debate, Hagedorn-Walz; October 4, 2016

Winona Post Debate Interview with Jim Hagedorn; October 4, 2016

Rochester KAAL-TV Debate (Part 1), Hagedorn-Walz; October 5, 2016

Rochester KAAL-TV Debate (Part 2), Hagedorn-Walz; October 5, 2016



Please contribute $25, $50, $100 or even the maximum, per individual, amount of $2,700 to help me fully publicize Walz’s failed record and offer my solutions to defend America through election day.

To contribute online, please click on www.jimhagedorn.org/donate or mail a check to: Friends of Hagedorn; 11 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 007; Mankato, MN 56001.


For precinct location and other voting information, please visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website at http://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/election-day-voting

Final Thoughts


It has been an honor to wage this campaign on behalf of my friends and supporters with the Republican Party of Minnesota, Minnesota’s First District Republicans, the 21 Republican county organizations across southern Minnesota and elected Republican officeholders and challengers. Our party has been energized and unified throughout, and I deeply appreciate your rock-solid support!

A hearty “thank you” to our campaign staff and scores of volunteers who helped distribute literature door to door, walk 47 parades, attend 20 county fairs, make over 300 Main Street campaign stops, post thousands of highway and lawns signs and spread the message of our campaign in so many other ways.

Thanks to all who have contributed financially – to enable us to conduct a winning campaign and make the case for bold reforms and solutions in Washington, D.C. and the need for change after 10 years of Tim Walz and his failed liberal record.

Lastly, please accept my appreciation for reading our weekly reports, liking our campaign on Facebook and doing all possible to help us reclaim this seat for the Grand Old Party and the people of Minnesota’s First District.

It is with the deepest appreciation, affection and humility that I ask for your vote on November 8th.  May we enjoy a great victory Tuesday night!

Best wishes,

Jim Hagedorn