Another re-do campaign looks to be on tap in southern Minnesota. In one of three Democratic seats that flipped to the Republicans, and one of those was due solely to Pennsylvania redistricting, freshman Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-Blue Earth/Rochester) nipped Democrat Dan Feehan by just 1,315 votes last November, a 50.1 – 49.7% victory margin. Yesterday, Mr. Feehan announced that he will return for a re-match next year.
The 1st District has been trending more Republican in recent elections as evidenced by the Hagedorn win and President Trump’s 53-38% victory spread in the last presidential election. Previously, Democratic Gov. Tim Walz represented the seat for six terms until winning his statewide election last November.
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