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Hagedorn works for us

To the Editor:

I write in support of Congressman Jim Hagedorn, a steady hand in these troubled times.

Jim has not missed being in Washington, D.C., attending every vote on legislation before Congress. The work of the First District is too important to not be there as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi advocates remote voting. We hired Jim by our vote to do a job and he is there and will continue to do so.

Jim serves on the House Committee on Agriculture and Small Business Committee. He has visited all 21 counties of the First District, listening to their needs and promoting their causes in the committees he serves. He also watches closely all other legislation that comes before Congress.

Jim is a native of southern Minnesota, a devout Christian, reflecting their values, such as pro-life; he is pro-Second amendment; and he understands the needs of agriculture and small business.

Jim’s opponent is hand-picked by Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Ilhan Omar, with tons of outside money that doesn’t reflect or know southern Minnesota. His opponent never lived in the present First District until July 2017. Who would want our values disrupted by someone who would follow lockstep with Pelosi and company?

Recently, Jim introduced the “Direct Pork Assistance Packaging Act” that will provide $5 billion to help the pork industry. He also introduced legislation to help the pork producers who had to euthanize their market-ready hogs.

He has helped small business. He has worked in a bipartisan way to help rural health care affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. He has promoted rural broadband, has supported the four-lane expansion of Highway 14 near New Ulm. He has voted to end the ACA, better known as Obamacare and to make sure that pre-existing conditions are covered. The cost of ACA has devastated the American citizen with premiums and deductibles reaching $25,000 and more. The ACA was a lie, perpetrated by the Obama administration, and behind the scenes they knew it would happen ahead of its passage. As Nancy Pelosi stated, “We have to pass it to find out what’s in it.” How ignorant.

I would ask the voters of the First District to look at Jim’s hard work ethic, spending his time representing them, and I urge you to vote Hagedorn in November.

Fred Lenz

St. James

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