Rep. Collin Peterson most likely member of Minnesota delegation to vote against party

WASHINGTON — As the House of Representatives gets ready to vote on a huge trade package Friday, the Washington Post released a handy list of which representatives most frequently vote against their own parties.

The Democrat who most often votes to buck the party is — big surprise — 7th District Rep. Collin Peterson.

According to data compiled by the Post, Peterson voted against his party 30 percent of the time. The 24-year congressman is one of the last Democrats left on the fence regarding the trade package. Most of the caucus is deeply opposed, and Peterson has become a sought-after yes vote.

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  1. Submitted by John Appelen on 06/11/2015 - 05:46 pm.

    Maybe that is why he keeps winning elections in a fairly Conservative part of the State. He votes to represent his constituents, not his party. Just think if more politicians did this wild and crazy thing… 🙂

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