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Minnesota's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
August 12, 2014
Cook Political Report: Lean D
Heading into the election the incumbent is Collin Peterson (D), who was first elected in 1990.
The 7th District covers almost all of the western side of Minnesota. It includes Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Penningotn, Red Lake, Polk, Norman, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Clearwater, Clay, Becker, Otter Tail, Wadena, Todd, Traverse, Wilkin, Stevens, Big Stone, Swift, Chippewa, Stearns, Meeker, Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Renville, Redwood, Lyon, Sibley and Carver counties.
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August 12, 2014, primary results
Incumbent Collin Peterson (D), is one of seven early targets listed by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in the 2014 congressional elections. The seven targets align perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. Peterson's district ranks as the 5th most Republican (45% D).
|U.S. House, Minnesota District 7 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Collin Peterson Incumbent||60.4%||197,791|
|Source: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Minnesota, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
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- Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
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- Roll Call, "Republican Will Challenge Peterson in Minnesota," accessed December 5, 2013
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- FairVote "NRCC Targets Foreshadow Power of Partisanship in 2014 Elections," January 18, 2013
- ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Minnesota," November 7, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed December 11, 2011