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Rep. Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.)

District: 7th District
Political Highlights: Minn. Senate, 1977-87; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1982; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1984; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1986; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1988; U.S. House of Representatives, 1991-present
Born: June 29, 1944; Fargo, N.D.
Residence: Detroit Lakes
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Divorced; three children
Education: Moorhead State College, B.A. 1966
Military Service: Minn. National Guard, 1963-69
Start of Service: Elected: 1990 (13th term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture

Election History
2014generalCollin Peterson (D) 130,54654.2
Torrey Westrom (R) 109,95545.7
2012generalCollin Peterson (D) 197,79160.4
Lee Byberg (R) 114,15134.8
Adam Steele (INDC) 15,2984.7
2010generalCollin Peterson (D) 133,09655.2
Lee Byberg (R) 90,65237.6
Gene Waldorf (I) 9,3173.9
Glen Menze (INDC) 7,8393.3
2008generalCollin Peterson (D) 227,18772.2
Glen Menze (R) 87,06227.7
2006generalCollin Peterson (D) 179,16469.7
Michael Barrett (R) 74,55729.0
Ken Lucier (CNSTP) 3,3031.3
2004generalCollin Peterson (D) 207,62866.1
David Sturrock (R) 106,34933.8
2002generalCollin Peterson (D) 170,23465.3
Dan Stevens (R) 90,34234.6
2000generalCollin Peterson (D) 185,77168.7
Glen Menze (R) 79,17529.3
Owen Sivertson (CNSTP) 5,5502.1
1998generalCollin Peterson (D) 169,90771.7
Aleta Edin (R) 66,56228.1
1996generalCollin Peterson (D) 170,93667.9
Darrell McKigney (R) 80,13231.8
1994generalCollin Peterson (D) 108,02351.2
Bernie Omann (R) 102,62348.6
1992generalCollin Peterson (D) 133,88650.4
Bernie Omann (R) 130,39649.1
1990generalCollin Peterson (DFL) 107,12653.5
Arlan Stangeland (IR) 92,87646.4
1986generalArlan Stangeland (IR) 94,02449.7
Collin Peterson (DFL) 93,90349.6
1984generalArlan Stangeland (IR) 135,08757.0
Collin Peterson (DFL) 101,72043.0
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Minnesota is 35th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.