From left to right and back again, all 10 Minnesotans in Congress, including Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, gatherered Tuesday in the taxidermy-spangled office of Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson, the dean of the delegation. The group gathers occasionally on a bipartisan basis, and the occasion this week was a luncheon-discussion of the new 113th Congress.
From front left (spatial, not political): Michele Bachmann (R), Betty McCollum (D), Peterson (D), Klobuchar (D), Franken (D), Keith Ellison (D). From back left: Tim Walz (D), John Kline (R), Rick Nolan (D), Erik Paulsen (R).
Rep. Roz Peterson, R-Lakeville, said at a Monday news conference that a constituent had contacted her after receiving a voter registration form from MNsure, the state-run health insurance exchange, even though the person in question is already registered to vote and does not purchase health insurance through MNsure.