Press Release: Bipartisan Praise for Rep. Peterson

VP Pence, Ag Groups Espouse Peterson’s Leadership & Effectiveness

Oct. 23, 2020 – In public statements and official communications, support for Rep. Collin Peterson’s bipartisan leadership, effectiveness and honesty have been voiced by Minnesota farm groups, Vice President Mike Pence, and even Peterson’s former Republican opponent.

“Collin Peterson is a powerful voice for Minnesota agriculture and losing his leadership in Washington would be a blow to farm families and our rural economy… We value the fact that Collin Peterson makes farm policy based on what’s good for agriculture and farmers vs. what’s good for partisan political interests.”

Letter to the Crookston (Minn.) Times, Sept. 23, 2020 signed by Minnesota Barley Growers Association, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Minnesota Chicken and Egg Association, Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, Minnesota Farmers Union, Minnesota Milk Producers Association, Minnesota Pork Producers Association, Minnesota Turf Seed Council and the red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers.

“But I’m also here because Congressman Collin Peterson is a vitally important leader in the Congress of the United States. You know, before I was Vice President, before I was Governor of Indiana, I was a member of Congress for 12 years. I actually served on the Agriculture Committee with Congressman Peterson.  He’s a good man.  And he’s now the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.”

Remarks of Vice President Mike Pence, R&J Johnson Farms, Glyndon, Minn., May 9, 2019.

“…actually Collin played more fair in 2 cycles than Fischbach did in a couple months. I do respect him….”

Maj. Dave Hughes, Ret., two-time GOP opponent of Peterson, in July 16, 2020, Facebook exchange.

About the CSRC:

A bipartisan committee, CSRC champions a policy agenda to strengthen rural America by supporting federal candidates who can make a significant, positive impact on rural America. In 2020, CSRC is focusing on the reelection of Rep. Collin Peterson, MN-07, because of his leadership and record of accomplishment on rural issues.