Hagedorn holds onto Minnesota House seat

Hagedorn holds onto Minnesota House seat
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Freshman Rep. Jim HagedornJames Lee HagedornREAD: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results Hagedorn holds onto Minnesota House seat Chamber-endorsed Dems struggle on election night MORE (R) is projected to win a second term in office, defeating his 2018 opponent yet again to retain his seat for Minnesota’s 1st district.

The Associated Press called the race at 6:10 p.m. EST.

Hagedorn’s 2018 victory over Dan Feehan (D) was a narrow one, winning with just 50.1 percent of the vote to Feehan’s 49.7.

Hagedorn, the son of former Rep. Tom Hagedorn, has sought to represent Minnesota’s southernmost district since 2010 when he railed to garner the Republican nomination. He gained the party’s nod in 2014 and 2016, however, losing each time to then-Rep. Tim WalzTim WalzMinnesota governor to deploy National Guard to protect state capitol ahead of inauguration Eight governors call on feds to immediately send out vaccine doses now in reserve Minnesota bar vows to stay open despite lawsuit, ban on indoor dining MORE (D).

Hagedorn, who is married to Minnesota Republican Party Chair Jennifer Callahan, came under fire during the campaign for getting free rent for his campaign headquarters from a political donor, according to reporting from Politico.