A new candidate has joined the race for Minnesota’s First Congressional District. Ralph Kaehler is a fourth-generation farmer with a background in trade and renewable energy. Kaehler said he’s not a politician, but decided it was time to take action. “I think everyone is tired of talk; let’s get something done.” In Kaehler’s words, it is about finding a common good, rather than a daily battle on TV and Twitter. “Instead of talking about trade and tariffs, two decades ago, we started writing contracts with Cuba. We went down with Governor Ventura, talked with (former Cuban President) Fidel Castro and wrote contracts for multiple things.” Similar success stories have been seen with Southeast Asia and Costa Rica. Dan Feehan, who ran for the seat two years ago, is also seeking the DFL nomination. The First District is currently represented by first-term Republican Jim Hagedorn.
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