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Minnesota GOP will have primary fight in race to replace Collin Peterson

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Amanda Lynn Hinson will challenge Dave Hughes, the endorsed Republican candidate for the U.S. House for the 7th District, in the Aug. 9 primary. The winner will face 13-term U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson. [[{"type":"media","vie...

  LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Amanda Lynn Hinson will challenge Dave Hughes, the endorsed Republican candidate for the U.S. House for the 7th District, in the Aug. 9 primary. The winner will face 13-term U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson.
 Hughes was endorsed by a majority of delegates at the GOP district convention April 30 in Alexandria. Hinson called herself a "common-sense conservative" who will focus on attainable goals, including allowing local control of the school lunch program, repealing Obamacare and fostering better trade relations. "I think people are upset with the party establishment picking their nominees," she said, adding that party insiders often select "extreme candidates." [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2576519","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","width":"404"}}]] Hinson, who has worked as a missionary in far eastern Russia and wrote a memoir about her experiences,said she is willing to work with others to be "resourceful and solution-oriented" in balancing the budget and reducing the national debt. "In my life, I have worked with people I don't' agree with in order to achieve common-sense solutions," she said. "I will do the same as this district's representative." Hinson, a writer and mother of four children, is a 1998 graduate of Perham High School who previously worked in promotions for a radio station in Anoka and as a television producer for Hughston Sports Medicine of Columbus, Ga. Hughes, who resides in Karlstad and calls himself a "strict constitutional conservative," served in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a pilot. Since January 2015 he has been employed by General Atomics, where he works as an instructor pilot who teaches U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircrews.   LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Amanda Lynn Hinson will challenge Dave Hughes, the endorsed Republican candidate for the U.S. House for the 7th District, in the Aug. 9 primary. The winner will face 13-term U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2576518","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"381","title":"","width":"305"}}]] Hughes was endorsed by a majority of delegates at the GOP district convention April 30 in Alexandria. Hinson called herself a "common-sense conservative" who will focus on attainable goals, including allowing local control of the school lunch program, repealing Obamacare and fostering better trade relations. "I think people are upset with the party establishment picking their nominees," she said, adding that party insiders often select "extreme candidates."
 Hinson, who has worked as a missionary in far eastern Russia and wrote a memoir about her experiences,said she is willing to work with others to be "resourceful and solution-oriented" in balancing the budget and reducing the national debt. "In my life, I have worked with people I don't' agree with in order to achieve common-sense solutions," she said. "I will do the same as this district's representative." Hinson, a writer and mother of four children, is a 1998 graduate of Perham High School who previously worked in promotions for a radio station in Anoka and as a television producer for Hughston Sports Medicine of Columbus, Ga. Hughes, who resides in Karlstad and calls himself a "strict constitutional conservative," served in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a pilot. Since January 2015 he has been employed by General Atomics, where he works as an instructor pilot who teaches U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircrews.  LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Amanda Lynn Hinson will challenge Dave Hughes, the endorsed Republican candidate for the U.S. House for the 7th District, in the Aug. 9 primary.The winner will face 13-term U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson.
 Hughes was endorsed by a majority of delegates at the GOP district convention April 30 in Alexandria.Hinson called herself a "common-sense conservative" who will focus on attainable goals, including allowing local control of the school lunch program, repealing Obamacare and fostering better trade relations."I think people are upset with the party establishment picking their nominees," she said, adding that party insiders often select "extreme candidates."[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2576519","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","width":"404"}}]] Hinson, who has worked as a missionary in far eastern Russia and wrote a memoir about her experiences,said she is willing to work with others to be "resourceful and solution-oriented" in balancing the budget and reducing the national debt."In my life, I have worked with people I don't' agree with in order to achieve common-sense solutions," she said. "I will do the same as this district's representative."Hinson, a writer and mother of four children, is a 1998 graduate of Perham High School who previously worked in promotions for a radio station in Anoka and as a television producer for Hughston Sports Medicine of Columbus, Ga.Hughes, who resides in Karlstad and calls himself a "strict constitutional conservative," served in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a pilot. Since January 2015 he has been employed by General Atomics, where he works as an instructor pilot who teaches U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircrews. LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Amanda Lynn Hinson will challenge Dave Hughes, the endorsed Republican candidate for the U.S. House for the 7th District, in the Aug. 9 primary.The winner will face 13-term U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2576518","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"381","title":"","width":"305"}}]] Hughes was endorsed by a majority of delegates at the GOP district convention April 30 in Alexandria.Hinson called herself a "common-sense conservative" who will focus on attainable goals, including allowing local control of the school lunch program, repealing Obamacare and fostering better trade relations."I think people are upset with the party establishment picking their nominees," she said, adding that party insiders often select "extreme candidates."
 Hinson, who has worked as a missionary in far eastern Russia and wrote a memoir about her experiences,said she is willing to work with others to be "resourceful and solution-oriented" in balancing the budget and reducing the national debt."In my life, I have worked with people I don't' agree with in order to achieve common-sense solutions," she said. "I will do the same as this district's representative."Hinson, a writer and mother of four children, is a 1998 graduate of Perham High School who previously worked in promotions for a radio station in Anoka and as a television producer for Hughston Sports Medicine of Columbus, Ga.Hughes, who resides in Karlstad and calls himself a "strict constitutional conservative," served in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a pilot. Since January 2015 he has been employed by General Atomics, where he works as an instructor pilot who teaches U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircrews.

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