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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced Friday that he will run for re-election in 2020. 

Peterson has served Minnesota’s Seventh District in Congress since 1991. He is Chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee and has guided the last three farm bills that have shaped food, agriculture, energy and rural economies throughout the United States. 

Peterson said, “This wasn’t an easy decision for me because our country is so polarized right now, but that’s also why I want to ask the voters of western Minnesota to support me again. There aren’t many like me left in Congress. Rural Democrats are few and far between and I’m concerned that rural America is getting left behind.”