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View Diary: Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 7/18 (335 comments)

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  •  Wouldn't be too concerned. (8+ / 0-)

    This is a normal haul for Peterson in the off year. He's never been a prolific fundraiser but he's also never had to have been. Also, money goes a long way in his district.

    I did just see a tweet today from a MN journalist who had talked to State Senator Torrey Westrom (R) about rumors of him running for congress against Peterson. His response was "I'll give you the canned answer of 'no comment.'" Westrom represents SD12, which is in west central MN. This is his first term in the Senate, but he served in the house for about 20 years. He used to have the nickname of "Boy Wonder" as he won his house seat at the age of 23. He also has a compelling personal story as he was born blind. His SD is pretty strongly Republican, but his old house seat was only slightly so. The house district that takes in most of his old seat was actually won by a DFLer last year, but it did move several points to the left.

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