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Lee Byberg, 7th Congressional District Republican candidate for U.S. House, talks to about 50 local Republicans who attended a chili cook-off Saturday night at the new Beltrami County Republican campaign headquarters in the old Burger King building at the Lake Bemidji waterfront. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

U.S. House 7th District: Byberg raises $300,000 against Peterson

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If money could vote, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson must be feeling nervous.

Lee Byberg of Willmar, the Republican challenger to DFLer Peterson's 7th District seat, told Beltrami County Republicans that through mid-September his campaign had raised $300,000.

That's six times more than most GOP challengers have raised in previous races against Peterson, first elected in 1990.

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