It's been a quiet week in Minnesota's Lake Wobegon-like prairie Seventh Congressional District. Capitol Chatter's Don Davis writes in Some U.S. House Races In National Spotlight that MN07 isn't one of them:
In 2014, national Republican had hopes of ending Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson’s tenure, and spent money to help state Sen. Torrey Westrom compete against the incumbent, but it appears neither party will spend national resources on the race this year. The 7th Congressional District, encompassing all of western and part of central Minnesota, has been Peterson’s for nearly 26 years.
Dave Hughes appeared optimistic after he won the GOP 7th district primary, and like those who went before tried to tie Peterson to the woman conservatives love to hate, liberal Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
But the Republican who finished second in the 7th district primary expects Peterson to win again.
“After this primary, I agree with Democrats: This district is safely Democratic for Congress,” Amanda Lynn Hinson said.
Hinson's statement is the lede in her letter to the editor sent to district newspapers. It's headlined It’s tough to make gains against the establishment in the Crookston Times. Read it there.
Photo: MN07 Congressman Collin Peterson, still a picking and a grinning.
If you appreciate our posts and original analysis, you can mail contributions (payable to Sally Jo Sorensen P.O. Box 108, Maynard MN 56260) or use the paypal button in the upper right hand corner of this post.
Or you can contribute via this link to paypal; use email sally.jo.sorensen at gmail.com as recipient.