Represent Collin PetersonCollin Clark PetersonHouse approved state rights for DC in 232-180 votes House of Representatives passed the extensive police reform Act From farmers to grocery store employees, thanks to all of our food systems MORE (D) won the Democratic Party’s primary election in District 7 of Minnesota, setting up a fierce battle for re-election in a Republican-leaning county.
Peterson didn̵7;t have to face many opponents in the primary round but will face a tough battle in his race for a term of 16 in an elected region. President TrumpDonald John Trump Teachers Union launches 0K ad calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges ‘we won’t cut’ on coronavirus vaccine Let our values promote liability protection COVID-19 MORE about 30 points in 2016.
Former Lt. Gen. Michelle Fischbach, who was backed by the state’s GOP, beat out four opponents to win the Republican nomination on Tuesday, capturing about 60% of the vote, according to the AP.
Republicans are expected to give their full support after Fischbach as they see the race as one of the best opportunities to flip the seats in this cycle.
The former governor was part of the National Republican Congress (NRCC) Youth Gun program, which sends a signal to Republicans across the country about who should support them. .
And Peterson found himself on a particularly precarious ground, seeing his margin of victory narrow cycle after cycle. Conservative Democrats won re-election with more than 8 points in 2014, 5 points in 2016 and just over 4 points in 2018.
Peterson sought to maintain his charisma in the region with a number of controversial votes, including against impeaching Trump. However, it is not clear whether Democrats will be politically viable in an area far away from him and in a cycle when GOP voters are expected to come into force.
Cook’s Political Report rated his race as a “subversion”.