Byberg Links Peterson, Pelosi

The GOP’s Lee Byberg, candidate to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, is following the lead of many earlier Republican candidates in trying to link Peterson to liberal congressional leaders.

But Byberg may be taking a more biting approach.

"We have watched in horror over the last 17 months as Speaker Pelosi, President Obama and Democrats like Collin Peterson have run our economy into the ground and mortgaged our children’s future with incomprehensible levels of spending and debt," Byberg said. "Now, rather than face up to the problem and propose a budget, the Democrats will simply ignore their responsibility until after the election."

Byberg complained that Democrats who control the House will not release an outline of their budget plans, as required by law.