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Collin Peterson Feels The Bern
NRCC | March 28, 2016

bernDespite representing a GOP-leaning district, Collin Peterson announced this weekend that he will happily throw his weight behind self-avowed democratic socialist Bernie Sanders as a superdelegate at the Democratic National Convention this summer.

Peterson said that by backing Sanders he will be voting his district, even though the 7th District has supported the GOP presidential nominee since 2004. Sanders’ far-left proposals are a nonstarter with many Democrats and Peterson’s support of Sanders will fare badly with many GOP-leaning voters in the general election.

NRCC Comment: “Collin Peterson has made it clear that he will support democratic socialist Bernie Sanders and his extreme left-wing policies at the Democratic National Convention this summer. In a district that consistently backs GOP presidential nominees, 7th District voters won’t tolerate Peterson’s support of a candidate that is too extreme for even many liberal Democrats.” – NRCC Spokesman Zach Hunter


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