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Fischbach, Peterson win 7th District primaries, teeing up 'toss-up' match


August 12, 2020

Michelle Fischbach points to waiting family members as she arrives at podium at a Republican campaign event Tuesday night in Olivia, Minnesota. Tom Cherveny / West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL - Setting up a "toss-up" heading into the general election, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson was the winner Tuesday, Aug. 11, of the 7th Congressional District's Democratic primary contest and Michelle Fischbach the victor of the Republican race.

The Associated Press declared Peterson and Fischbach the winners.

With 82% of precincts reporting in the district, Fischbach picked up 59% of the vote, while her closest competitors Dave Hughes and Noel Collis posted 22% of the vote and 14.6% of the vote, respectively. Jayesun Sherman and William Louwagie carried the remaining votes.


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