Monticello graduate John Pederson enters 6th District race

He’s the best Republican 6th Congressional District candidate because he’s a proven winner, insisted Sen. John Pederson, Wright County native and Monticello High School graduate.
“I am the best candidate because I have the ability to get votes from Independents and fiscally conservative Democrats,” Pederson said.
Pederson, St. Cloud, recently entered the high-profile 6th District race, one shaken by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s decision not to seek re-election.
He is vying against former Rep. Tom Emmer, failed 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate, and Anoka County Board Chairwoman Rhonda Sivarajah to be the party’s candidate.
It’s critical the party has a candidate who won’t mess up, Pederson said.
“I’m not likely to do that,” he said.

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