Latest Jim Hagedorn News

Minnesota's Finstad sworn in as newest member of Congress

Aug. 12, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Republican Brad Finstad was sworn in Friday as the newest member of the U.S. House, giving the GOP one more seat, which means Democrats can't afford to lose more than four votes on close issues like their flagship climate change and health care bill. ...

Omar ekes out House primary win over centrist in Minnesota

Aug. 10, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, a member of the progressive Squad, eked out a closer-than-expected Democratic primary victory Tuesday against a centrist challenger who questioned the incumbent's support for the “defund the police" movement. The evening went far...

Walz votes early; defends Minnesota's election integrity

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz took advantage of the chance to vote early in Tuesday's primary, then joined a fellow Democrat, Secretary of State Steve Simon, on Monday to defend the integrity of Minnesota's election system. Walz, accompanied by his wife, Gwen, and his...

What to watch in Wis., 3 other states in Tuesday's primaries

Aug. 08, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

The Republican matchup in the Wisconsin governor's race on Tuesday features competing candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and his estranged vice president, Mike Pence. Democrats are picking a candidate to face two-term GOP Sen. Ron Johnson for control of the closely divided...

US Rep. Craig takes $4.7M bankroll into rematch with Kistner

Jul. 15, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Angie Craig's reelection campaign had $4.7 million in the bank at the end of June, dwarfing that of her Republican challenger in what is expected to be Minnesota's closest congressional race this year. Craig reported raising more than $1.4...

Benda drops out of Minnesota 1st District congressional face

Jun. 02, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — Republican Matt Benda dropped out of the congressional race in southern Minnesota's 1st District on Thursday, just two days after he filed paperwork to challenge the party's endorsed candidate for the open seat formerly held by the late U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn. ...

Minnesota GOP hopefuls for AG, Congress, face primary fights

Jun. 02, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen has escaped any serious challenge from within GOP ranks, but other party-backed candidates for attorney general and the southern Minnesota congressional seat left vacant by the death of U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn will have hurdles to...

Finstad, Ettinger head to special election for Hagedorn seat

May. 25, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican former U.S Department of Agriculture official Brad Finstad will face Democratic former Hormel Foods chief executive Jeff Ettinger in an August special election to finish the term of the late Minnesota GOP U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn. State Rep. Jeremy...

Greene, McBath win US House races; Cuellar in tight runoff

May. 25, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the last remaining anti-abortion Democrats in Congress was facing his toughest primary challenge yet in Tuesday's runoff, while a staunch gun safety advocate ousted her House colleague in a fierce member-on-member congressional primary in suburban Atlanta. ...

Midterm updates | Nguyen in runoff in Democratic SoS primary

May. 25, 2022 02:01 AM EDT

ATLANTA — State Rep. Bee Nguyen is advancing to a runoff in the Democratic primary for Georgia secretary of state. It was too early to tell which of the other four Democratic candidates she will face in the June 21 contest. They are Floyd Griffin, a state senator and former mayor...