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MN-01: Jim Hagedorn (R) - South: Rochester, Mankato, Faribault Likely Republican. Hagedorn won this seat on his fourth try in 2018, defeating Democrat Dan Feehan by just 1,315 votes after Democrat Tim Walz left to run for governor - one of just three GOP pickups in the country. Feehan, an Iraq veteran and former Obama Defense Department official, just launched a rematch, but it's an uphill fight in a rural seat that voted for President Trump 53 percent to 38 percent in 2016. Democrats still view Hagedorn, who ran three losing shoestring campaigns against Walz, as a gadfly way outside the mainstream. Hagedorn, the son of former Rep. Tom Hagedorn, grew up in
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