This race is between House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson and Republican challenger Michelle Fischbach. “It is probably the highest stakes race for ag on the House landscape and probably anywhere on the congressional landscape,” said David Wasserman, who is the House editor for the Cook Political Report. A new chair for the House Agriculture Committee would be a dramatic change. “If Democrats have to turn to a new leader for the ag committee, it is possible it could be a more SNAP-oriented chair such as Marsha Fudge of Ohio or David Scott from Georgia.” Speaking at the Crop Insurance Professionals Association fall meeting, Wasserman sees a good chance for the Senate to flip, giving the Democrats the majority. Regarding the presidential race, Wasserman said Biden will likely be sworn in on inauguration day.
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