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State Sen. Torrey Westrom announced Thursday that he will be challenging Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson for his seat in Congress.

State Sen. Torrey Westrom announces bid to unseat Peterson in 7th District

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MOORHEAD – With the 2014 election on the horizon, a Republican candidate has emerged to contest Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson for his seat in Congress.

State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, will announce in Moorhead today his bid to unseat Peterson in Minnesota’s 7th District – making him the first candidate to launch a campaign aimed at taking on the 12-term Democrat from Detroit Lakes, who hasn’t been in a close election in nearly 20 years.

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Kyle Potter
Kyle Potter is an enterprise reporter at the Forum. He came to Fargo-Moorhead in May 2013 after stints at the Associated Press, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily. 
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