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GOPer Hagedorn joins 1st District race

GOOD THUNDER, Minn. (AP) -- Another Republican is seeking the party's nod to run against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in southern Minnesota's 1st District.

Jim Hagedorn announced his candidacy on Wednesday at a farm in Good Thunder. He is the son of former GOP Congressman Tom Hagedorn, and a former legislative staffer and federal employee. He is calling for the repeal of Obamacare.

Hagedorn, who lives in Blue Earth, joins state Rep. Mike Benson of Rochester and political newcomer Aaron Miller of Byron in the race to challenge Walz, who was first elected in 2006.

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