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Minn. US Rep Peterson waiting to announce if he’s running

November 7, 2019 GMT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Longtime Minnesota U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson is waiting as usual to announce if he is running for re-election.

Peterson traditionally waits until early in an election year to announce his campaign. The 75-year-old conservative Democrat tells KFGO he will decide in January or February whether he’ll seek a 16th term.

But Peterson says he’s been doing “all the things” he normally does and has “been to some 40 parades.”

Former Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach is running for the GOP nomination to challenge Peterson. Also seeking the GOP nomination is Dave Hughes, who is making his third run for the seat.

Peterson also says he has no regrets about being one of only two House Democrats to vote against a rules package for an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com