Republican Congressman’s Widow Announces Run for House Seat

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Former Minnesota Republican Party chairwoman and widow of former Minnesota Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn has announced she’s running for Congress. Jennifer Carnahan announced her campaign for the special election in the state’s 1st District.

Carnahan’s former husband, Jim Hagedorn, passed away following a fight with kidney cancer last month.

The Daily Wire reports:

“I am proud to announce my candidacy to represent Minnesota’s First Congressional District. Though my heart is still heavy after Jim’s passing, the encouragement I have received from throughout southern Minnesota has inspired me to carry on his legacy by running to complete the remainder of his term,” Carnahan said in a statement.

“In the final weeks before his passing, Jim told me to keep forging ahead, to keep reaching my dreams, and to win this seat,” Carnahan added. “Jim was my best friend and the love of my life, and it is his blessing that strengthens me for the challenges ahead. I am committed to continuing my husband’s legacy of fighting to secure the border, defending conservative values, safeguarding the integrity of our elections, and serving the people of Minnesota’s First Congressional District.”

“During the Trump administration we saw economic and regulatory reform, US energy independence, trade deals like the USMCA – initiatives that created jobs and provided opportunity to people across the country – including right here in southern Minnesota,” Carnahan added in the statement. “Jim and I saw the rest of President Trump’s conservative vision stonewalled by the left and some in the Washington establishment. While DC insiders are lining their pockets; hard working Minnesotans are languishing beneath record inflation, a lawless border and higher input costs for agriculture, impacting all of America.”

“I am running to disrupt the status quo and get Washington working for the people again,” she said.


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