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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson will seek re-election

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, the congressman who represents Moorhead and Clay County, announced Monday morning that he plans to run for re-election.

Collin Peterson

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, the congressman who represents Moorhead and Clay County, announced Monday morning that he plans to run for re-election.

Peterson, a Democrat from Detroit Lakes, will seek his 13th term in Congress in November's election.

He'll likely face state Sen. Torrey Westrom, a Republican from Elbow Lake who has announced his plan to seek his party's nomination to face Peterson -- a 24-year veteran who hasn't been in a close election since 1994.

Peterson represents Minnesota's sprawling 7th District, which covers much of western Minnesota. Early in the election cycle, he has been one of the top targets of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

He had been vocal for months about his frustration to pass a farm bill, which is part of the reason some political observers had speculated the moderate Democrat might not seek another term.

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