Ever since Heather Carlson of the Rochester Post Bulletin introduced us to Jim Hagedorn's blog in Two GOP candidates with familiar names consider run against Walz, we've been astonished by the candidate's content, rhetoric and tone.
Apparently others have noticed. In its endorsement of First District Congressman Tim Walz for another term, the editors of the Worthington Globe observe in Return Walz to Washington for another term:
. . . The Lugar Center of Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy ranked Walz fourth among 434 members of the U.S. House in its bipartisan index for 2015; the index measures how often a member of Congress introduces bills that succeed in attracting co-sponsors from members of the other party, and how often they co-sponsor a bill introduced from across the aisle.
It’s hard to imagine Hagedorn, if elected, earning a similar rating. He has been a strong supporter of Trump, who has alienated many within his own party (but, of course, is by no means out of the race thanks to the many imperfections of Hillary Clinton). He has campaigned with intonations of fear, offering dire warnings of massive immigration to America by this country’s enemies along with other far-right mythmaking. . . .
Hagedorn The Younger gained national attention when Mother Jones published House Candidate Called Female Senators "Undeserving Bimbos in Tennis Shoes"; Jim Hagedorn's old blog, "Mr. Conservative," is a ticking time bomb.
Oh, that guy.
Photo: Jim Hagedorn. Hagedorn campaign photo.
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