GOP Businessman Considering Peterson Challenge

Scott Van Binsbergen is a former staffer for Vin Weber.

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Ally Mutnick
March 5, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Businessman Scott Van Binsbergen (R) is considering challenging Rep. Collin Peterson (R). “Van Binsbergen, who co-owns a property management business, first looked at taking on Peterson in 2014 but ultimately passed on the race. The real estate agent confirmed Friday that with his children older, he’s giving the 2018 more serious thought. He’s met with the” NRCC “and expects to make a decision within the next two weeks.”

“A former staffer for retired Minnesota Rep. Vin Weber, Van Binsbergen lost a state House race in 2006. A GOP operative familiar with the state called Van Binsbergen a ‘tier one recruit’ for the 7th District, which President Donald Trump won by more than 30 points in 2016.” (Roll Call)


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