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Collin Peterson
Political affiliation:
Republican Party
Born: July 17, 1957, Lynwood, CA.
Personal: Single. Resides in Marshall.
Political science teacher, Southwest Minnesota State University.
San Jose State University for Undergraduate work Degree in Business Administration, University of California, Riverside for PHD work in Political Science.
Major political experience:
Marshall City Council (elected 2000). Member of Governor's Academic Standards Committee. Chairman, Marshall Planning Committee. Treasurer, 7th Congressional District GOP.
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David Sturrock - 7th District

David Sturrock hopes to follow in the footsteps of Republican congressmen John Kline and Mark Kennedy in Minnesota. Both knocked incumbent DFLers out of Congress, and helped forge an ideological split in the Minnesota congressional delegation with four Republicans and four DFLers.

Sturrock's challenge is that he faces Collin Peterson, a member of the "Blue Dog" coalition and one of the more conservative Democrats in Minnesota.

Sturrock has been a delegate to the congressional district and state Republican Party conventions, an alternate to the Republican National Convention, a member of the Minnesota Republican State Central Committee, and a steering committee member in Minnesota for President Bush, Gov. Pawlenty and Congressman Kennedy.

He has served on the Marshall City Council and is also a member of the Marshall Chamber of Commerce, as chairman of its Government Affairs Committee.

Republicans face uphill battle in the 7th
In Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, Republicans face an uphill struggle as they try to unseat incumbent Collin Peterson. Peterson is seeking his 8th term in the U.S. House. His challenger is David Sturrock, a Southwest State University political science professor from Marshall.
Farmfest's congressional forum
It's an election year, so more than machinery was on hand at this summer's Farmfest. Plenty of politicians were there, too, at the Gilfillan Estate near Morgan. The event will include a variety of candidates and government officials participated in a candidate forum.
Congressional candidates debate trade policies
Several hundred people at a congressional debate at Farmfest on Tuesday got a preview of the fall election campaign. Candidates from several Minnesota congressional districts tackled everything from rural education to ethanol. Some of the sharpest opinions concerned U.S. trade policy.
Minnesota suing North Dakota over hunting laws
Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch and Rep. Collin Peterson are suing the state of North Dakota over hunting restrictions. A North Dakota law passed last year restricts the first week of the waterfowl hunting season to North Dakota residents only. Hatch says the law discriminates against Minnesotans and other nonresidents.
Sturrock to challenge Peterson in 7th District
Southwest Minnesota State University professor David Sturrock said Tuesday that he'll run against 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson.

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