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Press Release: Pete Stauber kicks off 2020 campaign with ‘Way of Life’ tour around 8th district

HERMANTOWN – Pete Stauber is launching his re-election campaign this Monday, Jan. 20 with a district-wide “Way of Life” tour making campaign stops in Eveleth, Hermantown, Wyoming, and Brainerd. Stauber is seeking re-election to Congress and hoping to become the first Republican member of Congress to win re-election in Minnesota’s 8th congressional district since William Pittenger won re-election in 1944.

“With historically low unemployment and an economy that is moving again, I want to continue fighting for our way of life built on the opportunity, freedom, and values we hold dear,” said Stauber, who in 2018 was endorsed by the Star Tribune, Duluth News Tribune, ECM Newspapers, and Adams Publishing. “I look forward to helping unleash the economic engine in our part of Minnesota, fighting to ensure health care is affordable and accessible, and keeping America’s economy moving with pro-growth policies that provide working families greater opportunity and prosperity.”

In his first 13 months in Congress, Pete has worked with Republicans and Democrats to improve our way of life. Whether he is advocating for responsible local mining projects, helping a World War II veteran receive an American Flag after it was stolen from his home, ensuring a Minnesota senior receives the Social Security benefits she was promised, or championing a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico that will benefit tens of thousands of workers in our region, Pete continually puts Minnesotans first.

Pete’s willingness to work in bipartisan fashion was highlighted by MinnPost, which detailed “how Pete Stauber – a GOP freshman in the Democratic-controlled U.S. House – has managed to get some bills passed.” The Duluth News Tribune highlighted Pete’s efforts to rise above politics in an editorial, saying Stauber “spent far more time plugging political cooperation that’s sadly too rare in our nation’s capital.” The Star Tribune underscored Pete’s bipartisan efforts as well: “Though not afraid to throw his support behind President Donald Trump and his causes, Stauber hasn’t earned the distinction by being a firebrand. The former Duluth police officer has forged relationships with fellow freshmen lawmakers on the other side of the aisle.”

Pete’s “Way of Life” tour on Monday includes the following stops where he will be joined by constituents, supporters, and local officials:

  • 9 a.m.: Range Recreation Civic Center, Eveleth
  • Noon: North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, Hermantown
  • 3 p.m.: Premier Marine, Wyoming
  • 6 p.m.: Brainerd Exchange in the Northern Pacific Center, Brainerd

Credentialed media planning to attend should RSVP here.

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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.