HERMANTOWN – In a season of political attack ads that includes misleading statements, mischaracterizations, and outright lies, Pete Stauber is debuting his first TV ad of the 2020 campaign 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.”
In the TV ad, Stauber highlights a few of many accomplishments he achieved during his first term, including his efforts to save pensions for union workers, standing with snowplow drivers during their strike, and championing legislation to lower health care costs for seniors and our most vulnerable.
Stauber’s TV ad can be seen across the 8th Congressional District, in both the Duluth and Twin Cities TV markets.
Currently in his first term in Congress, Stauber is attempting to become the first Republican to win re-election in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District since William Pittenger did in the 1940s.
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Pete Stauber is in his first term representing the 8th Congressional District in Congress. He 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 and foster baby 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.
In August, the Cook Political Report promoted Stauber’s campaign 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.”