Rep. Peterson says Republicans are ‘dreaming’ of Him Retiring After Selling His $460,000 Condo

Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN) has not announced plans to run in 2020, but has made it clear that he does not plan to retire, even after selling his condo in Washington D.C.

Collin Peterson

Congressman Peterson is raising campaign money and attending parades, although he has not officially announced his plans to run again in 2020.

Recently, Congressman Peterson sold his one bedroom condo in Washington D.C for $460,000, saying that he didn’t like the condo management and that he “didn’t really want to have three homes.” He now rents an apartment that is 3 blocks from the U.S capitol in addition to owning a home in Detroit Lakes and Thief River Falls, Minnesota. 

National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) spokeswoman, Carly Atchison, says that “Collin Peterson should stop sleepwalking through Congress while Minnesota families suffer.” adding that “it’s time [for Congressman Peterson] to go home.” Congressmen Peterson responded by saying republicans are “dreaming” of him retiring. 

“I’ll make a decision in January or February like I always do,” Congressman Peterson said in response to the question of whether or not he will make a 2020 run for the 7th congressional district that he has represented for 28 years. 

Congressman Peterson chairs the agriculture committee in the U.S House of Representatives and is known for being a conservative Democrat. However, he has voted to give amnesty to illegal gang members, failed to protect life in the womb, defended Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and voted against securing our southern border with a wall.

Megan Olson

Megan Olson is a 2020 graduate of the University of Minnesota with degrees in political science and history. She works in public affairs in addition to serving on the Legislative Advisory Council for School District 196. She is also on the school board for FIT academy, a charter school in Apple Valley.