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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat, answers a question during a FarmFest candidates' forum in August. He is challenged this year by Glen Menze. Photo by Don Davis

As House Ag Committee chairman, Collin Peterson has his hands full

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Collin Peterson

Party: Democratic

Age: 64

Home: Detroit Lakes

Occupation: Accountant

Political experience: State senator three terms. Congressman nine terms


Education: Minnesota State University Moorhead

Family: Divorced. Three children

ST. PAUL - Collin Peterson has hit the big time in Washington, but back home, well, he has a problem.

"The biggest problem I have is people who ... want to make sure I am running," he said.

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