The race for U-S House in the First Congressional District in southern Minnesota is getting a lot of attention.  Hamline University analyst David Schultz gives Republican Brad Finstad the edge because he’s the incumbent — although not for very long — and because that district has been trending Republican for the last few years.  As for Democratic candidate Jeff Ettinger, the former Hormel C-E-O…

“One would have thought with the resources he had and his name recognition down there, he would be doing better than he is — and it just doesn’t seem to be a very aggressive campaign that he’s running.”

Democrat Tim Walz represented the First District until he became governor.  Republican Jim Hagedorn then represented the district until his death earlier this year.