AgriNews: Walz is candidate for 1st District

Tim Walz says he’s running for re-election because he’s a voice of reason and compromise who’s been able to build a diverse coalition of supporters.

He said he’s delivering where it counted for veterans and for farmers. He brought a fresh voice to Congress and he didn’t have a political career before being elected to the U.S. House.

“I think mainly because I believe I’m more a part of the solution than part of the problem,” Walz said. And he’d like another shot at serving the people of the 1st District.

The district stretches from Wisconsin to South Dakota along Interstate 90 and includes the bottom two tiers of counties. Brown, Nicollet and Wabasha counties are also in the district.

Walz said the most important things to be changed in the 2012 farm bill are disaster relief and crop insurance.

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