Is one of the last few Democrats in the House who support gun ownership about to retire?
Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), fresh from a farm bill victory, told reporters Wednesday that he would decide on his political future next month.
"I haven't decided. I am going to take some time," Peterson said. "I have been in limbo here, in farm bill hell for three years and it affects you."
If he doesn't run, Peterson's departure would hand Republicans another top pickup opportunity in his Republican-leaning northwestern Minnesota that's been heavily targeted by the GOP. . . . .
Peterson is one of the vanishing breed of moderate Blue Dog Democrats in Congress who are generally in favor of cutting the deficit while being pro-gun. . . .