Audio Peterson seeks re-election

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Mar 17, 2014 at 10:20 am

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson says he'll seek a 13th term representing a western Minnesota congressional district.

Peterson revealed his plans Monday in an interview with KFGO-AM ahead of a news conference in Moorhead.

Senator Al Franken tells KNSI News he's glad to hear Peterson is running again, calling him, "an amazing asset for Minnesota" as the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee.

Peterson was first elected to Congress in 1990 but had been on the fence about running again in a district where the GOP sees opportunity this fall with a veteran state legislator likely to have that party's nomination. Republican state Sen. Torrey Westrom of Elbow Lake is promising a stiff challenge.

Sen Al Franken reacts to Rep. Collin Peterson's re-election announcement

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