Press Release: FEC Report Shows Support for Peterson Re-Election


Committee for Stronger Rural Communities Tops $500K

April 15, 2020 – With six months remaining before the general election, the Committee for Stronger Rural Communities (CSRC) filed its first Federal Election Commission report for 2020, showing the Super PAC has raised more than $540,000 to date.

“Contributions in the first quarter of the election year put us in a very strong position to support Rep. Peterson’s re-election, and we have a long runway ahead of us to raise more,” said Kelly Erickson, chairman of CSRC’s Steering Committee. “We are going to invest whatever is necessary to re-elect Rep. Peterson, because he is the only candidate in this race for MN-7 with the record of independence this district needs.”

The Super PAC’s April 2020 filing shows another $202,500 in contributions for the quarter, which Erickson says demonstrates the commitment to re-elect Peterson, who serves as the House Agriculture Chairman. “Collin has dedicated his career to helping Western Minnesota. Whether it’s the farm and ranch families, or the small business owners and their workers that depend on a strong local economy, we need people like Collin Peterson in Congress if we’re going to thrive in rural America.”

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-7, because of his leadership and record of accomplishment on rural issues.