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Minnesota's 7th congressional district
The 7th congressional district of Minnesota since 2002
The 7th congressional district of Minnesota since 2002
Current Representative Collin Peterson (DFL)
Area 31,796[1] mi² (82,351 km²)
Distribution 34% urban, 66% rural
Population (2000) 614,935[2]
Median income $36,453
Ethnicity 94.3% White, 0.4% Black, 0.5% Asian, 2.6% Hispanic, 2.5% Native American, 1.3% other
Cook PVI R + 5

Minnesota's 7th congressional district covers almost all of the western side of Minnesota except for the far south, which is Minnesota's 1st congressional district. It is by far the state's largest district, and has a very rural character. Cities in the district include Moorhead, Fergus Falls, Alexandria and Willmar.

Historically, the district has leaned Republican; it has a CPVI of R + 5. However, it has been represented since 1991 by DFLer Collin Peterson, a moderate rated 50% conservative by a conservative group[3] and 57% progressive by a liberal group.[4] The district's largest city is Moorhead.

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Historical Representation

Congress Representative Party
53rd(1893–1895) Haldor Boen Populist
54th-57th(1895–1903) Frank Eddy Republican
58th-67th(1903–1923) Andrew Volstead Republican
68th-70th(1923–1929) Ole J. Kvale Farmer-Labor
71st-75th(1929–1939) Paul John Kvale Farmer-Labor
76th-87th(1939–1963) Herman Carl Andersen Republican
88th-91st(1963–1971) Odin Langen Republican
92nd-94th(1971–1977) Robert Bergland DFL
95th-101st(1977–1991) Arlan Stangeland Republican
102nd-Incumbent(1991–) Collin Peterson DFL

Elections

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2008

2008 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin Peterson 227,180 72.2 +2.2
Republican Eric J Harpel 229,589 27.7 -
N/A others 428 0.1 -

2006

2006 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin Peterson 179,163 70 +4
Republican Michael Barrett 74,680 29 -
Constitution Ken Lucier 3,303 1 -

2004

2004 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin Peterson 207,254 66 +1
Republican David Sturrock 106,235 34 -

2002

2002 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin Peterson 170,191 65 -
Republican Stevens 90,320 35 -

References

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area". US Census Bureau. 2000. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cd109th/MN/ur_c9_27.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-02.  
  2. ^ "Fast Facts". US Census Bureau. 2000. http://fastfacts.census.gov/servlet/CWSFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=50000US2707&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US27%7C50000US2706&_street=&_county=&_cd=50000US2707&_cityTown=&_state=04000US27&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=500&_content=&_keyword=&_industry=. Retrieved 2007-04-02.  
  3. ^ "Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005" (pdf). SBE Council’s Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. June, 2006. http://www.sbecouncil.org/uploads/Ratings2005Scorecard.pdf. Retrieved 2006-11-02.  
  4. ^ "Leading with the Left". Progressive Punch. http://www.progressivepunch.org. Retrieved 2006-11-02.  

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