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DFL endorses Feehan

The Democratic Farmer Labor Party announced Sunday it endorsed Dan Feehan as candidate for the 1st District congressional seat of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Dan Feehan

Feehan will face off against incumbent U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, who was endorsed by 1st District Republicans earlier this month.

The DFL Party held an online convention with balloting taking place over a 10-day period, a press release stated. The ballots were tabulated Sunday with Feehan receiving the endorsement.

“The 1st Congressional District is excited to have Dan Feehan as our candidate,” said Jim Hepworth, chairman of the 1st Congressional District DFL. “Dan will (be) representative all of the constituents of the 1st Congressional District.

Feehan has been a school teacher, a soldier and worked at the Pentagon. He and his wife have three children and live in North Mankato.

“Dan Feehan will bring integrity, thoughtful decision-making and energy to United States Congress,” Hepworth said.

Feehan narrowly lost to Hagedorn in 2018 by less than half a percentage point.