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Minnesota Deputy GOP Chairman Michael Brodkorb tells reporters Wednesday that U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson owes it to his western Minnesota constituents to hold public meetings. He also announced the party is airing anti-Peterson radio commercials. Don Davis - Minn. State Capitol Bureau

GOP launches Peterson attack

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ST. PAUL - Western Minnesota's 2010 congressional race is under way, even without candidates.

The state Republican Party launches a radio advertising campaign against Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson today, saying the 10-term congressman is out of touch with his district. With Republicans assuming he will run again, it is the fist volley of a campaign in which Republicans promise to unseat Peterson, who has faced only a couple of close races since he first was elected.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.