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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson

Peterson on way to 12th term in Congressional District 7

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In Minnesota's 7th District Congressional race incumbent Collin Peterson was headed for victory late Tuesday night in a contest that mirrored his re-election two years ago.


With 604 of 1,327 precincts reporting Tuesday, Peterson, a Democrat, had 59 percent of the vote to Republican Lee Byberg's 36 percent and Independence Party candidate Adam Steele's 4 percent.

Peterson had 85,204 votes, followed by Byberg with 51,887 votes and Steele with 6,307.

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