|Minnesota's 7th congressional district|
Minnesota's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Area||31,796 sq mi (82,350 km2)|
|THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 7th CD's borders, based on Google Maps.|
Minnesota's 7th congressional district covers almost all of the western side of Minnesota except for the far south, which is in the 1st district. It is by far the state's largest district, and has a very rural character. Cities in the district include Moorhead (its largest city), Fergus Falls, Alexandria and Willmar.
Historically, the district has leaned Republican; it has a CPVI of R+12. It has been represented since 1991 by Collin Peterson, a member of the DFL. He is rated 26% conservative by the American Conservative Union for 2017 and 57% progressive by a liberal group. It is the second most Republican leaning district in the country to be represented by a Democrat after Utah's 4th congressional district.
List of members representing the district
Election results from presidential races
Election results from presidential races:
|Year||Office||Results||Political parties that won the district|
|2000||President||George W. Bush 54 - Al Gore 40%||Republican Party (United States)|
|2004||President||George W. Bush 55 - John Kerry 43%||Republican Party (United States)|
|2008||President||John McCain 50 - Barack Obama 47%||Republican Party (United States)|
|2012||President||Mitt Romney 53.9 - Barack Obama 44.1%||Republican Party (United States)|
|2016||President||Donald Trump 61.8 - Hillary Clinton 31%||Republican Party (United States)|
Historical district boundaries
- "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved April 2, 2007.
- Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
- Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
- "Leading with the Left". Progressive Punch. Retrieved November 2, 2006.