TRUMP BUMP: GOP Leadership Fund Decides To Play Ball In Minnesota
The Congressional Leadership Fund — the PAC closely associated with House Speaker Paul Ryan — is coming into the Minnesota First District to criticize pro-Trump Republican candidate Jim Hagedorn’s liberal Democrat opponent.
Hagedorn, the pro-Trump congressman’s son, is running against Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) candidate Dan Feehan, who served in the Obama administration’s Department of Defense. Hagedorn enjoyed a boost after President Trump invited him up to the stage to speak at Trump’s rally last week in Rochester, Minnesota.
Last election, Hagedorn fell 3,000 votes short of defeating the seat’s current occupant Tim Walz, who is giving up the seat to run for governor this year. If Hagedorn manages to defeat the Obama official Feehan, then Republicans can gain a House seat in the Minnesota First.
Hagedorn won August’s primary over NRA-endorsed pick Carla Nelson, and inter-party bitterness persisted. It seemed like the national Republican Party was going to stay away from the Minnesota First. But the major domestic violence scandal against Minnesota congressman, DNC deputy chairman, and attorney general candidate Keith Ellison changed the game in Minnesota.
The Congressional Leadership Fund is spending money now in two Minnesota districts: Hagedorn’s First District, and also the Eighth District, where Republican St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber is running strong against the Democrat Joe Radinovich. If both Hagedorn and Stauber win, then the Republicans will see a net gain of two Democrat-held Minnesota seats.
The new Congressional Leadership Fund TV commercial depicts Keith Ellison and Dan Feehan alongside Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton as “THE LIBERAL ELITE.”
Investigative reporter and Big League Politics contributor Laura Loomer was in Minnesota on Friday night where she confronted Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), a candidate for State Attorney General, over police reports of domestic abuse by two women.
Loomer confronted Ellison after the State Attorney General debate along with a group of domestic abuse survivors.
The latest confrontation came only three weeks after Loomer crashed an Ellison campaign event, police report in hand, where Ellison’s goons tried to intimidate her into leaving. He eventually hung his head in shame and left his own event.
Ellison is also the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Friday night, he jumped into his Prius in a parking garage, refusing to answer for his actions to a crowd of protestors as they swarmed the vehicle holding signs and the police report.
Two women, Amy Alexander and Karen Monahan have accused Ellison of domestic abuse. He has denied the allegations.