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Pete Stauber’s Latest TV Ad: “Creating Jobs for Us”

Teamster: “Pete Stauber is there for us when the rubber meets the road”

 

HERMANTOWN – 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 this morning 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.

“Pete doesn’t care about politics, he cares about doing his job and creating jobs for us.

“This isn’t about politics, this is about protecting jobs in Minnesota.

“Pete Stauber is there for us when the rubber meets the road.”

Stauber has been fighting for Minnesota workers and businesses to get our economy moving again. Stauber’s support with labor unions is so strong, in fact, that he has been endorsed by a record level of unions for a Republican congressional candidate in the 8th district. In addition to the Teamsters, Stauber is also proud to be endorsed by the Local 49ers, the NSRSC Carpenters, the Ironworkers 512, the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association and United Association Local 11, the Painters and Allied Trades, and LIUNA. Stauber is equally proud of his endorsements from pro-growth business groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).

“I am fighting for all Minnesotans and I’m proud of my endorsements from skilled labor unions and pro-growth business groups because they know I have their backs,” said Stauber. “I am fighting for jobs for working families and for small businesses to succeed so we can get our economy moving again.”

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.

“Whether it’s fighting for job creation or affordable and accessible health care, I have tried to pursue policies that will help working families in our region, provide endless opportunity and greater prosperity for people from all walks of life, while standing strongly and proudly with our law enforcement to keep our communities and children safe,” Stauber said. “I’m fighting for our way of life.”

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NFIB Endorsed Pete Stauber for Standing with Main Street: Recognizing his leadership on pro-growth policies and support for small businesses around Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, the National Federation of Independent Businesses endorsed Pete Stauber’s campaign for Congress today in an event at winner’s circle at Brainerd International Raceway. “We know how to get our economy moving and get people back to work and our businesses will play an important role in the great American comeback that is already underway, creating 11 million jobs in the past four months, Stauber said. More here.

Quinn Nystrom Speechless on Job Creation: During a debate 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.

TV Ad – Pete Stauber Fighting for Us: Pete Stauber recently released his second TV ad highlighting his efforts to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. After roadblock after roadblock and decades of uncertainty, Pete Stauber helped to ensure the remains of Dante Tini – a 19-year-old sailor who was killed in Pearl Harbor and for decades was identified – were flown home to Duluth in 2019 so Tini could receive a proper burial by his family with the full military honors he deserved. Watch 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 today 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.

Stauber Debuts TV Ad by Speaking Directly to Voters: Stauber 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”: 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.