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Press Release: Momentum Building for Stauber Campaign as Endorsements Stack Up for Pete

Momentum Building for Stauber Campaign as Endorsements Stack Up for Pete

HERMANTOWN  –  Pete Stauber continues to build an impressive list of endorsements for his congressional candidacy because he is an independent voice who advocates for pro-growth policies and will fight for all Minnesotans in the 8th congressional district.

“Every day I continue to be honored and humbled by the widespread support I am receiving across the 8th district and throughout Minnesota,” said Stauber, who served 22 years as a police officer for the Duluth Police Department. “At the local, state, and federal levels we must work together to unleash the economic engine in our region and ensure every Minnesotan has a shot at their version of the American dream.”

Stauber’s candidacy continues to receive support locally and nationally. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have both visited Duluth to strongly express their endorsement of Stauber.

“He is a great guy, and he loves you, and he loves this country,” said President Trump. “He’s going to do fantastically.”

“Pete Stauber has dedicated his entire life to serving his community. Now after two decades protecting others as a member of the Duluth Police Department, he is stepping forward to fight for us all in Washington,” said Minnesota Speaker of the House, Kurt Daudt, a resident of the 8th district. “Pete is the only candidate in the race who will grow jobs in Northern Minnesota by eliminating obstacles to mining and pipeline projects. He will be an advocate for our Minnesota values and push back against wasteful spending and expensive government-run health care schemes.”

“I am supporting Pete Stauber for Representative of the 8th Congressional District,” said Mayor of Ely, Chuck Novak. “I have known Pete to be forthright and believe he will represent what is in the best interest of the entire district. His message is consistent and in line with everything he has done as a St. Louis County Commissioner.”

Stauber has received the following endorsements:

Personal endorsements for Pete Stauber:

President of the United States, Donald J. Trump

Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence

Former U.S. Senator

Rudy Boschwitz

Former Governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty

U.S. Congress:

Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan

Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy

Chairman Michael McCaul (TX), House Homeland Security Committee

Congressman Sean Duffy (WI)

Congressman Darin LaHood (IL)

Congressman Rodney Davis (IL)

Congressman Don Bacon (NE)

Congressman Tom Emmer (MN)

Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC)

Congressman John Katko (NY)

Congressman Steve Stivers (OH)

Congressman Pete Sessions (TX)

Congressman Chip Cravaack (R-MN) (served 2011-2013)

Congressman John Kline (R-MN) (served 2003-2017)

State Legislature:

House Speaker Kurt Daudt

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka

State Senator Michelle Benson

State Senator Justin Eichorn

State Senator Karin Housley

State Senator Mark Koran

State Senator Andrew Mathews

State Senator Carrie Ruud

State Senator Paul Utke

State Representative Matt Bliss

State Representative Brian Johnson

State Representative Dale Lueck

State Representative John Poston

State Representative Ron Kresha

State Representative Josh Heintzman

State Representative Anne Neu

Mayors in Minnesota’s 8th district:

Mayor of Ely, Chuck Novak

Mayor of Hermantown, Wayne Boucher

Mayor of Virginia, Larry Cuffe Jr.

Mayor of Buhl, Shari Swanson

Mayor of Rice Lake, John Werner

Mayor of Eveleth, Robert Vlaisavljevich

Mayor of Babbitt, Andrea Zupancich

Mayor of Two Harbors, Chris Swanson

Mayor of Chisago City, Bob Gustafson

Former St. Louis County Commissioner Mike Forsman.



Pete Stauber is the Republican candidate for Congress in the 8th congressional district. Pete served 22 years in the Duluth Police Department where he retired as an Area Commander. A small business owner and St. Louis County Commissioner, Pete and his wife, Jodi, live with their four children in Hermantown.