(Paynesville MN-) Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who has served as a member of President Trump’s evangelical advisory board in the past, says she is endorsing former Lt. Governor and State Senator Michelle Fischbach, who is running for Congress in western Minnesota’s 7th District. If she wins, Fischbach, of Paynesville, will become the second Republican woman from Minnesota elected to the US. House of Representatives; the first was Bachmann.
Fischbach is one of five Republicans seeking the nomination to take on incumbent DFLer Collin Peterson. The others are Dave Hughes of Karstad whom Peterson has beaten in the last two elections, Dr. Noel Collis of Albany, Joel Novak of New London and Jayesun Sherman of Wilder. Peterson, 75, has not officially announced that he will be running again. He has held the western Minnesota congressional seat since 1991, and currently chairs the U.S. House Agriculture Committee.