A major upset in the 7th Congressional District in western Minnesota last night (Tues) with Republican challenger Michelle Fischbach soundly defeating long-time Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson by a wide margin (54 to 40 percent). Fischbach says:
“The people of the 7th District are conservatives who want someone in Congress who will vote conservative and who will make sure that we move the 7th District forward.”
Congressman Peterson says he “ran a strong and positive campaign, but with the President winning this district by 30 points again, and the millions in outside money that was spent to attack me, the partisan tilt of this district was just too much to overcome.” President Trump endorsed Fischbach.
“We outraised Congressman Peterson and we worked hard and got our message to the people in the 7th District.”
“The president is doing well in the 7th District, and I think that shows that the people want a conservative voice for them, representing them.”
Trump’s coat-tails might have helped Fischbach to victory in the 7th District, but the president was not able to win in Minnesota.