Republican Jim Hagedorn says he’ll run again for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in Minnesota’s 1st District.
Hagedorn is seeking a rematch, after losing by about 8 percent last year to the five-term DFL incumbent in the southern Minnesota district.
In 2014, Hagedorn won a GOP primary against party-endorsed Aaron Miller, before moving on to the general election.
Announcing his plan for a second run today, Hagedorn said he wants to bring a “a conservative, common-sense voice to Congress.”
And he said: ”My Minnesota farm roots and firsthand knowledge of how Washington, D.C., functions and dysfunctions will help me faithfully represent the views and interests of southern Minnesotans.”
Walz was first elected to Congress in 2006.