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Press Release: Pete Stauber Launches “80 in 80” Campaign, Highlighting His Efforts for Minnesotans

HERMANTOWN – With Election Day just 80 days away, the Pete Stauber campaign is launching a “#80in80inGreat8” campaign to highlight the numerous efforts and initiatives Stauber is championing as he continues fighting for our way of life.

“For 20 months, I have been fighting in Congress to protect our way of life. Those efforts encompass a wide array of areas, through legislation, communication, constituent services, and merit-based grants,” said Stauber. “I am proud to run on my record that puts Minnesotans in the great 8th District first, and I look forward to highlighting some of my efforts advocating on their behalf.”

Since today is the 85th birthday of Social Security in the United States, Stauber is highlighting legislation he recently introduced, the “Social Security Fairness Act,” which would repeal harmful laws that actually reduce benefits for seniors. “After a lifetime of work and raising families, Minnesota seniors deserve every penny of the Social Security benefits they earned and were promised,” Stauber said. “This issue should be above politics, and I look forward to building support in Congress for this effort to ensure the Social Security safety net is solvent for future generations.”

Stauber will be sharing his daily #80in80inGreat8 efforts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He is running for re-election and he’s hoping to be the first Republican re-elected to Congress in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District in 76 years.

Earlier today, 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 Political 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.”

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Pete Stauber is in his first term representing the 8th Congressional District in 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.