President Trump’s tariffs and trade sanctions prompted spirited debate between U-S House candidates at today’s (Tues) forum at Farmfest. 7th District Republican candidate David Hughes says, “I’m very confident that the current tariff situation that President Trump is leading is a short-term leverage that’s gonna yield very good long-term results.” But 7th District Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson says he doesn’t see how it will play out. “It may play out well for steel, it may play out well for manufacturing jobs, but we’re the ones that are gonna get hurt at the end,” Peterson says.
6th District Republican Congressman Tom Emmer contends the president is trying to right the ship, telling a Farmfest audience, “The great producers in this room have not had the same fair and full access to other markets, and that’s what they’re trying to correct.” But Democratic challenger Ian Todd responds he has no confidence the administration knows what they’re doing. “A catch-phrase of Donald Trump’s is, ‘We’ll see what happens,’ and right now I believe he’s going to see what happens to your livelihood,” Todd says.