“We’re going to need pro-growth policies to reinvigorate and
get this economy chugging again.”
HERMANTOWN – Pete Stauber was featured on the TV airwaves on Sunday news shows, including WCCO-TV with Esme Murphy and Fox News Report with Jon Scott. Pete discussed the issues important to the voters he is meeting with every day across Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District that includes jumpstarting our economy and getting people back to work, and standing with the men and women in uniform who are keeping our communities safe.
Debates: In an attempt to reach all voters across the 8th District, Stauber has called for what news reports labeled a “rigorous debate schedule” that includes the following debates with safe and responsible protocols in place for all five events:
- Monday, Sept. 28 in Hibbing: Hibbing, Laurentian, Chisholm, and Grand Rapids Chambers
- Wednesday, Oct. 7 (online): Duluth News Tribune/ Duluth Chamber of Commerce debate
- Thursday, Oct. 8 in Brainerd: Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce debate
- Date TBD in St. Paul: KSTP-TV debate
- Monday, Oct. 19 in Duluth: WDIO-TV debate
Labor and Business Lining Up Behind Republican: In his first term to Congress, Pete has been leading efforts to get our economy moving again and get people back to work. An independent voice in Congress, Pete has been a champion of small businesses and workers. Pete has recently been endorsed by pro-growth business groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), and also continues to rack up endorsements at a record pace from labor and workers. Already, he has been endorsed by:
- International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 49
- International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
- Iron Workers Union Local No. 512
- Laborers’ International Union of North America
- Minnesota Pipe Trades Association
- North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
- Teamsters Local 120
TV Ad: Pete released his first TV ad of the 2020 campaign earlier this month by speaking directly to voters. “Let’s face it, it’s been a tough year, but here in Minnesota, we’re pretty tough, too,” Stauber says. “We help each other, we work together, and we solve problems. That’s what I try to do every day as your Congressman.” Watch the TV ad here.
8th District Race Rated “SOLID REPUBLICAN”: Just weeks ago, The Cook Political Report promoted Stauber’s race from “Lean Republican” to “SOLID REPUBLICAN.” Recognizing Stauber’s record of fighting for the Minnesotans he represents and his popularity throughout the district, The Cook Political Report noted, “Once a DFL bastion, the Iron Range has turned sharply against national Democrats. Trump romped here, 54 percent to 38 percent in 2016, and is likely to win comfortably again. The Cook Report, considered the foremost expert on congressional elections, continued: “Quinn Nystrom, who was elected to the Baxter City Council at 28, faces long odds against Stauber, a former police officer and minor league hockey player.”
Biography: Pete Stauber is in his first term representing the 8th Congressional District in U.S. Congress. Pete served 23 years in law enforcement and retired as an Area Commander in the Duluth Police Department. A small business owner and former professional hockey player in the Detroit Red Wings organization, Pete and his wife, Jodi, live with their four children in Hermantown. Jodi is an Iraq war veteran, who retired from the 148th Fighter Wing as the First female Command Chief in the history of the unit.