Saturday, April 10, 2010
A little drama breaks out at the 7th C.D. convention, but Collin Peterson is endorsed for another bid at the House of Representatives
Though it got heated a couple of times, Collin won the endorsement by unanimous acclamation of the 7th congressional district DFL delegates on Saturday afternoon.
A move to vote down the unanimous consent acclamation failed by an 87.5 to 29 margin among the 116 delegate votes.
Senator Amy Klobuchar gives her kudos to Congressman Collin Peterson.
Up in Moorhead at the 7th congressional district Republican convention, delegates voted on Saturday to endorse Willmar corporate agriculture executive Lee Byberg to run against Collin Peterson. He crossed the necessary 60% threshold on the first ballot cast, receiving 78% of the delegates' votes.
Byberg has said that one of the main focuses of his campaign will be farm issues, as he tries to unseat the popular incumbent Peterson.
Hey Lee, Good luck with that.
Here's a story from the Fargo Forum on his congressional race:
Here is a link to Lee's political website: http://www.bybergforcongress.org
Upon further investigation, I found one section of his website (at his blog) where he talks specifically about agriculture:
Interestingly, I would guess that Collin Peterson would not disagree with much of what is said in that blog post that I just mentioned.