Rep. Collin PetersonCollin Clark PetersonDemocrats, making a difference is better than making a point House votes to reauthorize Violence Against Women Act, closing 'boyfriend loophole' Overnight Health Care: Lawmakers get deal to advance long-stalled drug pricing bill | House votes to condemn Trump's anti-ObamaCare push | Eight House Republicans join with Dems | Trump officials approve Medicaid expansion in Maine MORE (D-Minn.) says he's planning on running for reelection, though his recent comments to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune suggest his mind isn't fully made up.


Peterson, the 70-year-old ranking member on the House Committee on Agriculture, told the paper that he's "running at this point."

"They energized me last time, they got me fired up," he said after mentioning he has two fundraisers planned already.

Peterson has long been rumored to be considering retirement, and if he does so his Republican-leaning northwest Minnesota district would likely flip to the GOP. Republicans have struggled for years to give him a real fight in his race, though national groups did spend heavily against him last election.