When Dan Feehan announced his candidacy for the 1st Congressional District people scratched their proverbial heads and wondered who he was. He says he left the state when he was 14 years old, but now has returned and is calling the state home.
This is curious especially if you follow his own words.
Dan says, “I hail from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the finest state in the union…During my freshman year at Georgetown University, I chased women and refused to cut my hair.”
Feehan also said in a speech given to Marmion Prep School that he married his wife and baptized one of his sons there, making it a home.
As people are looking for a candidate to replace Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN1) they will be looking for someone with integrity. If we again pay attention to what is known we find Dan says he joined the military because of 9/11… but he went to a prep academy in Chicago where he joined Junior ROTC in the late ‘90s.
Dan talks about Teach for America in Indiana… but he doesn’t talk about returning to Chicago to teach or about what he did for Rahm Emanuel’s administration.
Dan talks about losing his job because of Trump… but doesn’t mention and denies being recruited by the DCCC to move to Minnesota and run for Congress.
Now, one thing is clear non-Minnesotan’s have run for office after coming here for college, or having lived in the community they seek to represent after a significant period. US Senator Paul Wellstone (D) and Governor Arne Carlson (R) are the first two which come to mind, but each had some grounding here.
One fact Jon Ossoff faced which he couldn’t shake was the fact his opponent Sharon Handel could don a sticker which said, “I Voted” after she had voted for herself, and he could not.
If Feehan stays here after the election then he will prove he really wants to be a Minnesotan.