Fischbach Slams Peterson for Supporting Socialist Agenda of Nancy Pelosi at Detroit Lakes Event
JT Thaden | Sep 12, 2020 AT 12:57 pm
DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) - The 5th Annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner hosted by the Becker County Republican Party was held at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center in Detroit Lakes Friday.
The event, a fundraiser for the Republican party, featured Jason Lewis, U.S. Senate Candidate & Former U.S. Congressman as well as Michelle Fischbach running for election to the U.S. House to represent Minnesota's 7th Congressional District and former candidate for Governor and Detroit Lakes native, Jeff Johnson.
Fischbach hopes to unseat Collin Peterson who has held his seat in the house since 1991 and is the most senior U.S. representative from Minnesota. He's also the chairman of the powerful House Agriculture Committee, an extremely influential position on Capitol Hill, and one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress. Fischbach, however slammed Peterson for supporting Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. "When he [Peterson] goes there and votes for Nancy Pelosi, it puts her agenda in play, it puts the socialist agenda of the Green New Deal that's not good for rural Minnesota, it puts the agenda for money for illegal aliens in play, it puts money for planned parenthood in play that the people of the 7th District don't support."
In the 116th Congress (2019-20) Collin Peterson voted with Nancy Pelosi on 81% of votes, but Peterson voted against his party on at least 4 major votes including voting against impeaching President Donald Trump.
Fischbach, who is endorsed by Trump will be Peterson's strongest challenger in in recent memory. The Trump campaign has reserved $14 million in airtime in Minnesota with a focus on turning out rural voters in the 7th Congressional District and across the Iron Range.
The nonpartisan Cook Political Report moved the race from “lean Democratic” to “toss-up” after Fischbach won the GOP primary and Fischbach has out-raised Peterson every full period she’s been in the race according to The Hill.
Minnesota's 7th District race is one of the most closely-watched Congressional races in the U.S.