Peterson has his hands full in CD 7 battle

Longtime District 7 U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson had a fight on his hands Tuesday to hold onto his seat.

At the time the Tracy Area Headlight Herald went to press, Peterson trailed Republican challenger Michelle Fischbach by about 24,000 votes.

Fischbach recently served as the 49th Lt. Governor of Minnesota, following the resignation of the previous Lt. Governor. She was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1996 and served until 2018.

Peterson, a conservative Democrat, was first elected to Congress in 1990 and has won every election since — most relatively easily.