The widow of Congressman Jim Hagedorn says she’s running in the special election to fill the remainder of his term representing southern Minnesota’s 1st District.
Jennifer Carnahan, who’s a former state Republican Party Chair, made the announcement on Monday.
Carnahan wrote that she is “committed to continuing her husband’s legacy of fighting to secure the border, defending conservative values, safeguarding the integrity of our elections and service the people of Minnesota’s First Congressional District.”
She joins a crowded field running in the closely contested district, at least eight other Republicans, along with six Democrats and one Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate. The filing period for the special election closes on Tuesday.