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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, St. Paul Capitol Bureau.

7th District: Peterson runs with new title

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By Don Davis

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

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

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

The nine-term incumbent certainly is running again. And this time he is running with a title he could not claim in other races - U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman.

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