WASHINGTON (LEARFIELD)  —  First District Congressman Jim Hagedorn says he has fired his chief of staff for excessive spending.

The Minnesota Republican says Peter Su spent almost 40 percent of his office’s annual expense allowances in the first three months of the year.  About half of the expenditures went for printing and mailing correspondence – an estimated 270 thousand dollars.

Hagedorn says he became aware of the issue two months ago and hired outside counsel to perform an independent review.

Hagedorn is currently running for reelection in a rematch with his 2018 opponent, Democrat Dan Feehan.