Second Democrat enters District 1 Congressional Race

Second Democrat enters District 1 Congressional Race

MINNESOTA’S FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (KEYC) — Another Democrat is running in Minnesota’s First Congressional District.

Farmer, businessman and St. Charles, Minnesota, native Ralph Kaehler has thrown his hat into the ring.

"We need more farmers and small business owners in DC to represent middle America. That's my reason for running in...

Posted by Kaehler for Congress on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Kaehler is a life-long farmer, working on his 138-year-old farm, which he is now handing down to his son, Seth.

Kaehler feels his familiarity with the region and its people give him an advantage.

“I think it’s important for our voters and the district people to be able to have someone who is a long-term resident. I’ve had my entire adult career in the district, all of our businesses are here and my entire future and my family’s future is here just like the voters in the district,” said Kaehler.

When it comes to politics, Kaehler says words only go so far.

“The tariffs have had a devastating impact on us. Our family has been promoting trade for decades. In fact, when Governor Ventura went to Cuba, we met with Fidel Castro and rather than talk about trade or tariffs, we signed contracts. Talk is cheap, action is a lot tougher to get,” Kaehler added.

Dan Feehan is also seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Jim Hagedorn next year.

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