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House Ag Committee and Elections

Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN), ranking member and former chairman of the House Agriculture Committee has announced that he will run for re-election this year. 

There had been speculation that Peterson may retire.  He said there is “more work” to be done in Congress. 


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Congressman Peterson was instrumental in the passage of the last two farm bills. Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) won the Republican primary in Illinois last week for the 13th congressional district in which he faced two challengers. He is a freshman member of the House Agriculture Committee.

The race for Congress in this district will be one of the most contested elections this November.

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