Election Results: Hagedorn Defeats Feehan in 1st District Race

Election Results: Hagedorn Defeats Feehan in 1st District Race Photo: KSTP

November 07, 2018 04:24 PM

UPDATE 2:50 p.m.

Despite Jim Hagedorn being reported the winner of Minnesota's 1st District race, his opponent is not yet ready to concede.

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Democrat Dan Feehan released the following statement after Hagedorn's victory was announced:

"With a difference of just 1,311 (.45%) votes separating the two candidates, we believe that it's important to receive the official results that county canvass officers will release in the coming days. As this race is approximately 500 votes away from triggering a recount, the campaigns owe it to voters in the first congressional district to wait until official results are in."

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m.

Republican Jim Hagedorn has won southern Minnesota's 1st District race, flipping a Democratic seat that the GOP had targeted in hopes of hanging on to a House majority.

Hagedorn defeated Iraq War veteran Dan Feehan, a Democrat who was an acting assistant secretary of defense in the Obama administration. It was Hagedorn's fourth try for Congress.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz vacated the seat to run for governor, setting up an intense contest that drew nearly $15 million in outside spending.

Hagedorn came close to beating Walz in 2016, when President Donald Trump carried the district. He really never stopped running after that, and made his support for the president a centerpiece of his campaign.

Hagedorn is the son of former U.S. Rep. Tom Hagedorn, who once represented part of the same area.

 


UPDATE 1:40 a.m.

As of 1:40 a.m., Jim Hagedorn is leading the race with 134,905 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Dan Feehan is trailing with 134,188 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 634 precincts have reported results.


UPDATE 12:40 a.m.

Republican Jim Hagedorn and Democrat Dan Feehan are running neck-and-neck in southern Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.

Hagedorn is a former Treasury Department official and son of a former congressman who's making his fourth run for the office.

Feehan is an Iraq War veteran who was acting assistant secretary of defense for readiness in the Obama administration.

The seat became open when Democratic Rep. Tim Walz ran for governor instead of seeking re-election in the Republican-leaning district. That created one of the few pickup opportunities for Republicans nationwide.


UPDATE 12:10 a.m.

As of 12:10 a.m., Dan Feehan is leading the race with 132,367 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Jim Hagedorn is trailing with 132,079 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 606 precincts have reported results.


UPDATE 11:50 p.m.

As of 11:50 p.m., Jim Hagedorn is leading the race with 130,521 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Dan Feehan is trailing with 130,429 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 600 precincts have reported results.


UPDATE 11:35 p.m.

As of 11:35 p.m., Dan Feehan is leading the race with 128,361 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Jim Hagedorn is trailing with 127,640 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 588 precincts have reported results.


UPDATE 10:50 p.m.

As of 10:50 p.m., Jim Hagedorn is leading the race with 100,025 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Dan Feehan is trailing with 99,565 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 467 precincts have reported results.


UPDATE 10:40 p.m.

As of 10:40 p.m., Jim Hagedorn is leading the race with 66,878 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Dan Feehan is trailing with 60,770 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 354 precincts have reported results.


UPDATE 10:05 p.m.

As of 10:05 p.m., Jim Hagedorn is leading the race with 42,695 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Dan Feehan is trailing with 39,851 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 250 precincts have reported results.


UPDATE 9:50 p.m.

As of 9:50 p.m., Jim Hagedorn is leading the race with 30,299 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Dan Feehan is trailing with 29,766 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 181 precincts have reported results.


UPDATE 9:28 p.m.

As of 9:28 p.m., Jim Hagedorn is leading the race with 14,101 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Dan Feehan is trailing with 13,622 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 106 precincts have reported results.


UPDATE 8:45 p.m.

As of 8:45 p.m., Jim Hagedorn is leading the race with 3,606 votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Dan Feehan is trailing with 2,292 votes.

According to the Secretary of State's office, a total of 52 precincts have reported results.


Voters went to the polls Tuesday, casting their ballots in the mid-term elections.

Democrat Dan Feehan was taking on Republican Jim Hagedorn in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District. 

KSTP District Race Coverage

Minnesota's 1st Congressional District comprises Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Jackson, Le Sueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Rock, Steele, Waseca, Watonwan and Winona counties.

Portions of Rice and Cottonwood counties are also in the 1st District.

The seat is open. Incumbent Democrat Tim Walz declared he was leaving Congress to run for governor. 

President Donald Trump held a rally in the district in Rochester this fall.

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