WASHINGTON -- Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson is the best marksman in the U.S. Congress.
Peterson, a Democrat from the 7th Congressional District, took first place at the annual Congressional Shoot-Out at a gun club in Maryland Tuesday. Technically, he's the "Top Gun Member of Congress," according to the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, which hosts the annual bipartisan event for members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus.
Former vice presidential candidate and GOP Rep. Paul Ryan was the top skeet shooter, but Peterson was best across all three categories of skeet, trap and sporting clays, according to the Sportsmen's Foundation.
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Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk said Wednesday that Senate Democrats would support whatever special session deal that their fellow DFLers, Gov. Mark Dayton, is able to strike with GOP House Speaker Kurt Daudt.
State Auditor Rebecca Otto, whose office audits 59 of 87 Minnesota counties among other responsibilities, said a technical glitch in the state government finance bill that passed in the final hours of the legislative session could leave those counties without any auditing.