New GOP Challenger For Walz 05 Sep 13

Another Republican is seeking the party’s endorsement to run against Democratic Congressman Tim Walz in southern Minnesota’s 1st District. Jim Hagedorn announced his candidacy on Wednesday at a farm near Good Thunder. He is the son of former GOP Congressman Tom Hagedorn, and a former legislative staffer and federal employee. He is calling for the repeal of Obamacare, and is taking aim at Walz’s voting record and his support for Obama’s policies. Hagedorn lives in Blue Earth, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Politics from George Mason University. He joins State Representative Mike Benson of Rochester and political newcomer Aaron Miller of Byron in the race to challenge Walz, who was first elected in 2006.