If there's one thing that Collin Peterson, the guitar picking, anti-EPA water rule, pro-Keystone pipeline voting Blue Dog Democrat who represents Minnesota's Seventh Congressional District isn't, it's University of Minnesota Professor Larry Jacobs.
Seriously, as one of Peterson's constituents, we're quite certain of this.
Thus, when we read a quote from Jacobs, who head the U's Humphrey Institute on the University's Twin Cities campus, in Colin Diersing's article in Roll Call, Peterson’s Greatest Challenge Yet, but GOP Still Looks to 2016, we know who said what.
“I think the big opportunity with Republicans is when Collin Peterson choses to step down” said University of Minnesota Professor Larry Jacobs. “Until then, this is kind of a personal fiefdom.” For now, Jacobs says positioning in the district is “entirely about who replaces Collin Peterson [after he retires].”
But leave it to the Fake News folks at the NRCC to jump on that one. NRCC Rapid Response Director Matt Gorman jumped in with the latest Beltway distortion, implying that Peterson himself believes that:
We've supplied a photo of Professor Jacobs and hope the NRCC gets a clue. As we pointed out in yesterday's post, MN07: "Young Gun" Torrey Westrom won't disavow NRCC fake Collin Peterson website, those Beltway Republicans love to manufacture fake news about this district.
Photo: Larry Jacobs. The So-not-Collin Peterson.
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