ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses Jim Hagedorn and Tyler Kistner for Congress in Minnesota

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of two conservative candidates for Congress in Minnesota: Rep. Jim Hagedorn in the First District and Tyler Kistner in the Second District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Minnesota is shaping up to be a major battleground state that could determine control of the presidency, Senate, and House. We are fortunate to have solid conservatives running in two of the most critical Congressional seats: Rep. Jim Hagedorn in the First District and veteran Tyler Kistner in the Second District. 

First District: “Following in the footsteps of his father, former Minnesota Rep. Tom Hagedorn, Jim Hagedorn has spent a lifetime fighting for limited government and fiscal responsibility. Beginning his career as a legislative assistant to former Rep. Arlen Strangeland, Jim was instrumental in crafting the bipartisan ‘workfare’ bill that required able-bodied welfare recipients to work for benefits. In his many years of working for several federal agencies, he has orchestrated the enactment of several bills to reform government and drive down excessive costs. And as a member of Congress, Jim has fought for pro-growth policies that bring jobs back to Minnesota and enable farmers to remain competitive in the global marketplace.

Second District: “Veteran and Minnesota native Tyler Kistner is no stranger to a tough fight. An officer in the United States Marine Corps and a Marine Raider, he served his country for nine years that included four overseas tours of duty in command of hundreds of personnel. Tyler will bring the same fighting spirit he brought to the battlefield to Congress, where he will fight to break through the partisan gridlock, clean up the mess in Washington, and get our economy moving again. Minnesotans deserve the chance to secure a decent living for their families and feel safe in their own homes, but Angie Craig has chosen the radical left over her hardworking constituents. It’s time for real public service, and Tyler Kistner will bring it to the Second District. 

 “Now that early voting has begun in the Gopher State, it is critical for conservatives to mobilize and get out the vote. What happens in these Congressional races could determine whether Nancy Pelosi and radical leftists like Ilhan Omar remain in control of the House. With federal spending out of control and our economy ready for a robust comeback, the last things we need are bigger government, more job-killing taxes and regulations, and more destruction and violence by leftwing mobs in our streets. We need a solid conservative majority that will get government out of the way of job creation and take on the corrupt establishment in Washington. Those are the keys to restoring American prosperity, and commonsense leaders like Rep. Jim Hagedorn and Tyler Kistner will lead the way,” Russo concluded.

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