Stauber’s Five-Day Power Play Covers All 18 Counties
HERMANTOWN – Pete Stauber announced he is rolling out a massive, five-day barnstorming tour across Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, where he will stop in all 18 counties, meeting with voters leading up to Election Day. Stauber, a 23-year police officer and former professional hockey player, will launch the “5-Day Power Play” with a send-off rally at 8:30 a.m., Thursday in the campaign office parking lot in Hermantown.
“I look forward to continuing to safely and responsibly meet the Minnesotans I serve and encourage everyone to ensure their voice gets heard by exercising their fundamental right to vote,” said Stauber, who was endorsed last week by both the Duluth News Tribune and the Star Tribune. “I am fighting for our way of life, and am doing all I can to finish strong and run through the tape on Election Day.”
Day 1 of the tour includes rallies, stops, and visits in Hermantown, Two Harbors, Grand Marais, and Ely. Day 2 includes visits to International Falls and Northome. Day 3 takes the Stauber caravan to Bemidji, Park Rapids, Verndale, and Brainerd. Day 4 of the barnstorming tour includes Nisswa, Milaca, Mora, Cambridge, and Chisago City. And Day 5 brings Stauber to Hinckley, Moose Lake, Aitkin, Grand Rapids, Hibbing, and Eveleth.
“Pete has spent the past two years fighting for our way of life and is no stranger to communities in the 8th District because he is continually traveling the District and meeting with voters,” said Johnny Eloranta, campaign manager for Pete Stauber. “As we’ve seen, voters are soundly choosing Pete over his opponent Quinn Nystrom because, as the Duluth News Tribune said, Pete’s the ‘clear pick,’ and as the Star Tribune reported, ‘Pete’s ‘earned another opportunity to represent the district using a playbook that’s neither red nor all blue.’”
The 2020 campaign has been a record-breaking season for Stauber. Unlike any other Republican who has run for Congress in Minnesota’s 8th District, Stauber has racked up a record amount of union and skilled labor endorsements. Stauber is endorsed by the Local 49ers, the Carpenters, the Teamsters, the Ironworkers, the Painters and Allied Trades, the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association, and LIUNA. Pete is also endorsed by pro-growth economic groups like the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
“Pete continues fighting for hope, opportunity, freedom, and prosperity – our way of life,” Eloranta said. “Meanwhile, Nystrom champions a $93 trillion Green New Deal, a job-killing nightmare that eliminates mining and abolishes manufacturing, endorses a health care takeover that cancels personal and private insurance for 475,000 Minnesotans in our District, and clings to a $4 trillion tax increase that would cripple our economy.”
Currently in his first term in Congress, Pete is attempting to become the first Republican to win re-election in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District since William Pittenger did in the 1940s.
Minnesota Police Endorse Pete Stauber: Highlighting his life experiences as a police officer and his steadfast support at home and in Congress for our law enforcement, Pete Stauber was endorsed by the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association. “Pete Stauber is a champion for public safety in his district and all of Minnesota,” said Brian Peters, President of MPPOA. “As a former 22-year law enforcement officer with the city of Duluth, Pete worked tirelessly to keep our communities safe and he’s continued that work in Washington. More here.
More than 50 Mayors Endorse Pete Stauber: More than 50 mayors from across Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District announced their support for Pete Stauber by endorsing his 2020 campaign for Congress. The mayors collectively highlighted Stauber’s efforts to fight for our way of life and announced their strong backing for Stauber’s re-election. “Pete Stauber has fought for us every day during his first term in office,” said Wyoming Mayor Lisa Iverson. “I am proud to support his re-election as we seek to reopen the economy and get Minnesotans back to work.” More here.
Duluth News Tribune – Stauber The “Clear Pick in Nov. 3 Election”: Lauding Pete Stauber’s bipartisan efforts to fight for our way of life, the Duluth News Tribune became the latest newspaper to endorse Pete Stauber for Congress. “[Stauber] has quickly emerged as an outspoken and accomplished fighter for the Iron Range, Duluth, Brainerd, and the rest of the 8th,” said the Duluth News Tribune editorial. “His willingness to work with Democrats – and anyone, really, who shares his passion for a better America for all – makes the Republican from Hermantown the clear pick in the Nov. 3 election.” More here.
Minnesota Farm Bureau endorses Pete Stauber: Recognizing Pete Stauber’s strong support for farmers, ranchers, and ag producers in the 8th Congressional District, the Minnesota Farm Bureau PAC endorsed Pete Stauber for Congress today at a farm breakfast at the Rocking K Ranch hosted by Miles and Sarah Kuschel. “Congressman Stauber understands the important role agriculture plays for Minnesota’s economy and has been a strong voice for Minnesota’s farm families,” said Ray Johnson, Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation PAC Chair. More here.
Nystrom Once Again Has No Answers for Job Growth: For the third consecutive debate, Quinn Nystrom once again failed to support any of the economic engines in the 8th Congressional District and promoted her extreme anti-jobs, anti-mining agenda that would keep our mines and manufacturing plants closed and hurt our Main Street small businesses. More here.
Star Tribune Endorses Pete Stauber: Minnesota’s statewide newspaper endorsed Pete Stauber citing his “first-term successes” and lauding his “willingness to work across the aisle to solve problems.” Stauber was the Star Tribune’s first Republican congressional candidate endorsed in 2020. “Stauber impressed the board as a quick study who wouldn’t hesitate to work with Democrats on common-ground issues faced by residents of Minnesota’s sprawling Eighth Congressional District. He’s earned another opportunity to represent the district using a playbook that’s neither all red nor all blue.” Read here.
Stauber’s Latest TV Ad – Fighting for Us: Highlighting his independent voice and illustrating his record of fighting for all Minnesotans to get our economy moving again, Pete Stauber released his latest TV ad that will be seen across the 8th District. Erik Skoog, Recording Secretary of the Teamsters Local 320, is featured in the new ad. Stauber has been endorsed by the Teamsters as well as numerous unions. “I support Pete Stauber because Pete Stauber has working men and women’s backs,” Skoog says. “Pete Stauber is there for us when the rubber meets the road.” Watch here.
Quinn Nystrom Speechless on Job Creation: During a debate on October 7th in Duluth, Quinn Nystrom was left speechless when asked about job creation. When asked about promoting mining and job growth in northern Minnesota, Nystrom was asked if she had a response: “Umm, nothing more,” Nystrom said. More here.
Quinn Nystrom’s Solution for Job Growth? “Wear masks”: In a head-scratching moment of the first debate in the 8th Congressional District on September 25th in Hibbing, Quinn Nystrom’s answer for job creation and economic development in St. Louis County was to wear masks. “Unless we take [wearing masks] seriously… we can’t get our economy up and running,” Nystrom said. “Ms. Nystrom is bankrupt for ideas when it comes to job creation,” said John Eloranta, campaign manager for Stauber for Congress. More here.
Quinn Nystrom Caught Insulting Hearing Impaired: Stauber, who suffered hearing loss after 23 years of serving as a police officer, wears a hearing aid. Nystrom took to Twitter on September 25th making fun of Stauber’s hearing impairment. More here.
Quinn Nystrom Refuses to Back Our Police: Quinn Nystrom, and the DFL party, have sat silently while members of their own threaten to defund our police departments and burn down our communities. In fact, one of their own endorsed candidates recently stormed a cul-de-sac in Hugo and threatened to burn down the Twin Cities suburb while screaming obscenities at women and children living there, and using a baseball bat to beat an effigy of a female TV reporter who is married to a police officer. The DFL endorsed candidate also promised that he was coming for Duluth, Hibbing, and Virginia next.
8th District Race Rated “SOLID REPUBLICAN”: The Cook Political Report recently 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.