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Congressman Peterson announces re-election bid

WILLMAR -- U.S. Rep. Colin Peterson finally broke his silence and announced today he will seek another term in office in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson
Starting Tuesday, the National Republican Congressional Committee will run a 30-second ad on Moorhead cable channels calling on northwestern Minnesotans to make U.S. Rep. Collin Petersonโ€™s 24th year in Washington, D.C., his last. Forum file photo

WILLMAR โ€“โ€“ U.S. Rep. Colin Peterson finally broke his silence and announced today he will seek another term in office in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Seventh District DFL Congressman, who was first elected in 1990, had been sitting on the fence about whether to run again.

Peterson issued a press release this morning announcing his decision.

Torrey Westrom, a Republican from Elbow Lake who currently serves in the Minnesota Senate, said he intends to run against Peterson this fall.

Peterson is expected to be in Willmar this afternoon to talk to local news media.

Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at clange@wctrib.com or 320-894-9750
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