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Minnesota state Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake

Republican state senator Westrom announces bid to unseat Peterson in 7th District

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MOORHEAD – With the 2014 election on the horizon, a Republican candidate has emerged to contest Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson for his seat in Congress.


State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, will announce in Moorhead today his bid to unseat Peterson in Minnesota’s 7th District – making him the first candidate to launch a campaign aimed at taking on the 12-term Democrat from Detroit Lakes, who hasn’t been in a close election in nearly 20 years.

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Kyle Potter
Kyle Potter is an enterprise reporter at the Forum. He came to Fargo-Moorhead in May 2013 after stints at the Associated Press, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily. 
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