A third Republican has announced a challenge to unseat Rep. Tim Walz, the incumbent Democrat in Minnesota's 1st District.
Minnesota Public Radio reports that Jim Hagedorn, a 51-year-old from Blue Earth, is throwing his hat in the ring. He's been here before, having run for the Republican endorsement for the nod to challenge Walz four years ago.
Hagedorn has spent the past 25 years working on Capitol Hill. He was a former legislative assistant to Minnesota Congressman Arlan Stangeland. He also worked for two agencies of the U.S. Department of Treasury, and if the name rings a bell, it's because he's the son of former Congressman Tom Hagedorn.
Hagedorn says he'll abide by the GOP endorsement and not run a primary campaign if he fails to win the endorsement.
Miller is also pledging to abide by the endorsement, MPR reports; Benson is not.