Top Four Things To Know About Collin Peterson (D-MN)

Rep. Collin Peterson is seeking his 13th term in Congress to once again represent Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District.

1. Peterson Has Been In Washington For 21 Years

Peterson was first entered Congress in 1991, which means that Peterson has been in Congress, and Washington, DC, for 21 years. Given that longevity, even Peterson’s legislative career is old enough to drink.

2. Peterson Has Voted Six Times For A Nancy Pelosi Speakership

Peterson has voted for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker every single time she’s been nominated since she has been the Democrat Party’s leader in the House. He voted for Pelosi six times: 2003, 20052007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. Given these votes, it is unsurprising that in 2013 Peterson voted with his party almost three quarters of the time.

3. Peterson Has Voted Against Repealing ObamaCare

Peterson has voted three separate times to keep ObamaCare in place, despite the fact that at least 140,000 Minnesotans will lose their current health insurance policies.

4. Peterson Has Seen The National Debt Increase By Over $13 Trillion Dollars

When Peterson entered Congress in 1991, the national debt was $3,665,303,351,697.03. Today, the national debt is over $17 trillion. That is an increase of over $13.6 trillion, or a 371.48% increase.