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Minnesota Deputy GOP Chairman Michael Brodkorb tells reporters Wednesday that beginning today, the party will air anti-Collin Peterson radio commercials. Tribune photo by Don Davis

GOP sets sights on Peterson


ST. PAUL -- Western Minnesota's 2010 congressional race is under way, even without candidates.

The state Republican Party launches a radio ad campaign against Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson today, saying the 10-term congressman is out of touch with his district.

With Republicans assuming he will run again, it is the fist volley of a campaign in which Republicans promise to unseat Peterson.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.