Dan Feehan Concedes to Hagedorn Ten Days After Election

Dan Feehan

Democrat Dan Feehan conceded in the race for Minnesota’s First Congressional District on Friday, nearly 10 days after his loss to Republican Jim Hagedorn. For the second time in a row, Minnesota’s First District was the closest race in the state, and one of the closest in the country, but…

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House Winners And Losers: DFL And GOP Both Flip Two Seats in Minnesota

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party won five of Minnesota’s eight congressional districts, adding to an already decisive night of Democratic victories across the state. There were, however, some key Republican upsets throughout Minnesota, particularly in Minnesota’s First Congressional District where Republican Jim Hagedorn was called the winner early Wednesday morning. Republican…

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Star Tribune Withholds Endorsement In Minnesota Attorney General Race

After much anticipation, The Star Tribune ultimately withheld an endorsement in the race for Minnesota’s attorney general after finding both candidates “too partisan” to occupy the office. “It’s deeply frustrating to withhold an endorsement in a statewide race that’s this critical,” The Star Tribune Editorial Board wrote in an article…

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The Star Trib Has Only Endorsed One Republican Gubernatorial Candidate In 30 Years

The Star Tribune, Minnesota’s leading news source, has only endorsed one Republican for governor during the state’s last eight gubernatorial elections. Apart from its 1994 endorsement of Republican Arne Carlson, The Star Tribune has otherwise supported six Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party candidates, and one Independence Party candidate since 1990. In order,…

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Gloves Come Off In Minnesota First Congressional District Debate

Republican Jim Hagedorn and Democrat Dan Feehan participated in a spirited debate Friday morning in their race for Minnesota’s First Congressional District. The First District encompasses the southern region of Minnesota where issues such as agricultural regulations and the effects of climate change are impacting farming communities in the area.…

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Obama Snubs Ellison and Omar In Latest Round of Endorsements

President Barack Obama endorsed a slate of candidates for Minnesota’s statewide elections Monday, but some high-profile Democrats were conspicuously absent from his list. Obama’s list of endorsements spanned 22 states and more than 100 candidates running for state and federal office, including gubernatorial candidates, their running mates, attorney generals, and…

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Polls Show Tight Races in Minnesota’s High-Stakes Elections

Pete Stauber, Joe Radinovich

A new poll shows that Minnesota Democrats are fighting to hang on to the state’s Eighth Congressional District, which has leaned blue for nearly 70 years. The new poll comes out of The New York Times’ partnership with Siena College, which has a goal of polling “dozens of the most…

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Poll Shows Republican Jim Hagedorn With 14-Point Lead Over Democrat Dan Feehan in First Congressional District

Jim Hagedorn, Dan Feehan

A new poll shows that Republican Jim Hagedorn leads his Democratic opponent Dan Feehan by 14 points in the race for Minnesota’s First Congressional District. The poll, conducted by Harper Polling for the Hagedorn campaign, suggests that 47 percent of likely voters favor the Republican, while 33 percent said they…

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Meet Dan Feehan: the Democratic ‘Carpetbagger’ Hoping to Take the Reins of Minnesota’s First District

Dan Feehan

Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party candidate Dan Feehan is dodging questions about whether he would support Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) in a potential run for speaker if Democrats gain control of the House in November. In a revealing interview with The Post Bulletin, Feehan, an Obama-admin alumnus, declined to comment on…

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