Collin Peterson (D, Minnesota-7) opts not to do this the easy way.

He’s decided that the tide isn’t going to reach him: “Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson will vie again for the western Minnesota seat he has held for decades.”  I guess that we’ll just have to see if he’s right, huh? – oh, and by the way: unlike 2010 the NRCC doesn’t have entire pages of more low-hanging fruit to grab first before they could work their way down to Peterson. Couple that with the fact that an actual Minnesota state legislator Torrey Westrom will likely be the one running against Peterson this year (a change from the past) and we may have ourselves a race.

Should be a thing, really.

7 thoughts on “Collin Peterson (D, Minnesota-7) opts not to do this the easy way.”

  1. Given the general anti-incumbent mood (Don’t know about Minnesota, specifically), it sounds a bit tone-deaf to be bragging about holding a seat “for decades.”

  2. Any news on the anti-Franken front? Granted, when he was elected, I expected obnoxiousness out of him, he has been oddly quiet the last 6 years.

    1. To my knowledge, no one of note has stepped up to run against him, so as of now, he’ll cruise to re-election. Can’t beat something with nothing.

      1. I have not yet lost hope on that front. The trick is to convince waffling candidates that hey, maybe they can actually win.

    2. This Minnesotan will note that there is Mike McFadden, but he still doesn’t have much name recognition.

      My theory on dispatching Acting Senator Al Fraudken goes like this: If everyone who voted against him last time does so again, he’ll lose. Not just because of the fraud, but there was also a third-party former RINO candidate in the race, and there might not be one involved heavily this time.

      I’d have to put Minnesota in a similar category to Oregon, in part because Cover Oregon is only a slightly larger disaster than MNSure has been. Fraudken may well escape for the same reason Peterson did in 2010: to much lower-hanging fruit.

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