Collin Peterson Will Run Again 18 Mar 14

Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson announced Monday that he will seek a 13th term in the US House. The 7th District Democrat says there’s plenty of work left to do including flood retention projects, implementing the farm bill and the highway construction act. Peterson expects his race will be targeted by national Republicans, but he hopes to keep the campaign local. He says he spent the past two or three months listening to people and every place he went what he heard was “you need to run for another term”…”we need you there.” State Senator Torrey Westrom of Elbow Lake is the lone Republican candidate planning to challenge Peterson this fall. Minnesota’s 7th congressional district covers almost all of the western side of Minnesota, including Redwood, Renville, McLeod and Sibley Counties.