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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson Seeking Re-Election



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Veteran Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson announces he will seek re-election.

 

Peterson is running for his 13th term despite recent rumors of retirement.
 
"This is something I want to do, I'm ready to do."
 
U.S. Representative Collin Peterson says he isn't quite done representing District 7 in Congress just yet.
 
Despite speculation of retirement, the 69-year-old Democrat waited to make an official statement after working on the farm bill as a part of the House Agriculture Committee.
 
"I wanted to take some time after the farm bill got done to just heal up and get back to normal. It was a tough hard fight," Peterson said.
 
But he will have some competition.

 

Torrey Westrom, a Republican state senator from Elbow Lake, is running against him.

 

FOX's Political Analyst Jim Shaw says it won't be an easy battle.
 
"Collin Peterson is going to have a tougher fight this year for re-election but he's still the favorite. He has done a very efficient job of positioning himself as a conservative democrat in a conservative district," Shaw said.
 
A district he's represented since 1990.

 

Though he isn't sure of the future, Peterson is confident on his next two years.
 
"This might be my last time. Two years is a long ways away so we'll have to see what happens," Peterson said.
 
In response to Peterson's announcement Westrom says after decades in Washington, it's time for a new direction and more conservative ideals.

     

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