WASHINGTON -- Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson told the Fargo newspaper's editorial board that if he went to Philadelphia to the Democratic National Convention this summer he would cast a vote for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
This isn't likely because the two see eye to eye on that much -- Peterson consistently votes with Republicans in the House on budget agreements, environmental protection legislation and against Obamacare.
Peterson is usually ranked around the 200th most liberal Democrat in the caucus by the National Journal. Sanders is a Democratic Socialist and votes with his party about 69 percent of the time.
But Peterson says he would support Sanders since he won the caucuses earlier this month in the Seventh Congressional District. He says he would "vote his district."
Incidentally, Peterson may also attend the Republicans' gathering in Cleveland, Ohio as a guitarist and singer in his rock band the Second Amendments.
Peterson is the second Minnesota House member to endorse Sanders. Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison is also behind the Vermont senator. Rep. Tim Walz has endorsed Hillary Clinton, along with both Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar. Republican Reps. Erik Paulsen, John Kline and Tom Emmer have said they will get behind whoever the Republican nominee is out of the convention this summer.