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Feehan will challenge Hagedorn in CD1

Dan Feehan
Dan Feehan
Potential rematch. The Star Tribune’s J. Patrick Coolican writes:Dan Feehan, an Army veteran and former teacher, announced he will challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, a first-term Republican who defeated Feehan in 2018 in the First Congressional District by about 1,300 votes out of more than 190,000 total cast. … Feehan wasted no time in a brief Star Tribune interview Tuesday opening up attacks on Hagedorn as “beholden to special interests and a political party,” previewing what is likely to be a long, negative and expensive campaign. The contest will be one of the most closely watched in the country to see if Republicans can hold their base in the face of a struggling farm economy and the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. ”

Speaking of Hagedorn…. MPR’s Catharine Richert reports:In his first town hall since the U.S. House of Representatives launched its impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Minnesota 1st District GOP House Rep. Jim Hagedorn said his position hasn’t changed. … In La Crescent Monday, Hagedorn told a crowd of constituents in a half-filled event center that the Democrats’ inquiry into whether the president should be impeached is unfounded. … ‘What the Democrats are doing in the House is political recklessness. I think it’s divisive for the country. I don’t think it’s warranted. I think they are trying to take out a duly elected president of the United States for reasons that are not sufficient,’ Hagedorn said.”

That standing thing will get you every time. The Duluth News Tribune’s Jimmy Lovrien reports: “A federal judge dismissed lawsuits challenging a land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and PolyMet, the mining company trying to open Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine. … U.S. District Court Judge Joan Ericksen said the groups that filed the lawsuits, which argued the U.S Forest Service undervalued the land exchanged with PolyMet, lacked standing.

Help wanted. For the Pioneer Press, Caitlin Anderson writes: “Minnesota employers are struggling to fill job vacancies as the state recorded its highest total on record since the survey first started in 2001. … The total number of job vacancies during the spring of 2019 is 146,513 — slightly more than the 142,282 vacancies from this same period a year ago, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Monday.”

In other news…

One-month sale:Universities, colleges waive application fees” [Bemidji Pioneer]

Multiple times, too:University of Minnesota College Republicans’ mural is vandalized for fourth year in a row” [City Pages]

Maybe of interest to readers:Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton to Speak in Minneapolis” [Minneapolis.St.Paul]

New Stadium Food Alert:Grand Salami: The Twins are swinging for the fences with playoff fare” [MPR]

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Kathleen Castrovinci on 10/01/2019 - 11:52 pm.

    Dan Feehan knows Jim Hagedorn is in bed with Donald Trump, literally. The man could shoot an unarmed person in cold blood for the sheer thrill of the kill and Hagedorn would claim that Trump shot back in self defense. That is how offensive Jim Hagedorn is his undying support of Trump.

    Dan Feehan also knows Farmers are getting screwed over in the 1st CD. Hagedorn is also an Islamaphobe. Feehan served 2 tours in Iraq and has seen first hand that Iraqis that were caught in the crossfires of that war, were not out to get him. He got to know many while he was there.

    Jim Hagedorn is a very divisive person who lies and weedles his way from answering direct questions. His Facebook page appears to be self praising and showing just how hard he is working on the behalf of the District. Photo ops are aplenty there.

    Dan Feehan, on the other hand, is not. He lost by a hair in 201. I am glad he is running again because this time, Dan has a reason to use Hagedorn’s lack of a record of Congressional accomplishments against him. For Hagedorn has casted many NO votes in the house this term so far that were good bills that are languishing in the Senate that McConnell refuses to allow a vote or debate on.

    With Impeachment looming closer to reality here, Dan Feehan is going to stick it to Hagedorn, make him defend the CORRUPT CRIMINAL Donald Trump is. Bring it on, Dan.

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