Former Minnesota GOP Chair Who Resigned In Sex Trafficking Scandal To Seek Late Husband’s House Seat

Politico reports:

The late GOP Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s widow is laying the groundwork to try to seek his old seat in Minnesota, according to multiple well-placed Republicans who are already raising alarms about her polarizing background. Jennifer Carnahan would bring more than ties to Hagedorn, who died last month after battling kidney cancer — she’s a former state GOP chair.

But Carnahan resigned the Minnesota Republican chair position last summer amid a scandal that began when a donor got charged with multiple counts of sex trafficking. She’s starting her Hill outreach early: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed to POLITICO that he and Carnahan spoke by phone this week, a day after Hagedorn’s Tuesday memorial service in Virginia.

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