Reps. Collin PetersonCollin Clark PetersonHouse approves citizenship for DC by 232-180 votes Home to pass proper police reform legislation From farmers to grocery store clerks, thank you for our entire food system MM VERY MUCH (D) won the Democratic House presidency in the 7th District of Minnesota, setting up a fierce re-election campaign in a Republican-backed district.
Peterson did not face much competition in primary school, but will face an uphill battle in his race for a 16th term in a district he voted for. President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union begins buying 0K ads by calling for education funding in facilitation bill FDA funds promises “we will not cut corners” on coronavirus vaccine Let our values guide liability protection COVID-19 MM MORE by about 30 points in 2016.
Former Lani Gov. Michelle Fischbach, who was backed by the state GOP, defeated four rivals to win the Republican nomination on Tuesday, capturing about 60 percent of the vote, according to the AP.
Republicans are expected to place their full support behind Fischbach as they see the race as one of their best chances to grab a spot in this cycle.
The former lieutenant governor is already part of the National Congress of Nations (NRCC) Young Guns program, which sends a signal to national Republicans who can cast their support.
And Peterson finds himself on particularly precarious ground, seeing his victory margin shrink after the cycle. The Conservative Democrat won re-election with over 8 points in 2014, 5 points in 2016 and just over 4 points in 2018.
Peterson has sought to retain his appeal in the district with a controversial number of votes, including against Trump’s impeachment. However, it is unclear whether the Democrat will be able to survive politically in a district by moving away from him and in a cycle when GOP voters are expected to come to power.
Cook’s political report praises his race as a “rejection.”