Since Congressman Tim Walz announced his intention to run for governor, political analysts have paid close attention to the race in Minnesota’s First Congressional District, calling it a “toss-up.” With the election just days away, DFL Congressional candidate Dan Feehan is in Austin today hoping to sway voters in a divided race.

Prior to his arrival, Feehan reached out to the Herald to address issues that are at the center of the election.

Like his opponent, Republican Jim Hagedorn, Feehan said the most common issue voters have talked about is healthcare.

“Every household in this district, whether it is someone in that house or a family member, is struggling with costs,” he said. “These are costs for plans or prescription drugs. I accept the principle that everyone should have access to affordable healthcare.”

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