HERMANTOWN – For the third consecutive debate, Quinn Nystrom, once again, failed to support any of the economic engines in the 8th Congressional District and promoted her extreme anti-jobs, anti-mining agenda that would keep our mines and manufacturing plants closed and hurt our Main Street small businesses.
“Once again, Quinn Nystrom clearly demonstrated how out of touch she is with voters in northeastern Minnesota,” said John Eloranta, Stauber for Congress campaign manager. “She wants to keep our mines closed and kill our jobs, ram through a government takeover of health care that eliminates personal insurance for 500,000 Minnesotans in our District, and cripple our economy with a laughable $93 trillion Green New Deal that bans everything from cows to cars. She is not a credible candidate.
In more odd debate twists from Nystrom, her answer for job growth was federal programs for “junior high schools.” Her answer for delisting the gray wolf which Minnesota farmers, ranchers, and hunters need was hosting “roundtables and forums.”
This appears to be the third and final scheduled debate in the 8th Congressional District race. After the Stauber campaign provided myriad October dates for a debate hosted by the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, Nystrom refused to participate. The Stauber campaign also confirmed with KSTP-TV it would debate Nystrom but, once again, she so far has refused to participate in the only forum that would have been broadcast throughout the 8th District.
“While Ms. Nystrom’s calendar is always open to participate in anti-mining, anti-jobs rallies, she should be ashamed of herself for hiding from voters,” said Eloranta. “It’s no wonder she’s ducking debates. Voters in our part of Minnesota reject the Nystrom-Omar-Pelosi agenda that ends mining and manufacturing, eliminates your personal and private health insurance, and raises taxes on working families.”
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.
Star Tribune Endorses Pete Stauber: Minnesota’s statewide newspaper endorsed Pete Stauber citing his “first-term successes” and lauding his “willingness to work across the aisle to solve problems.” Stauber was the Star Tribune’s first Republican congressional candidate endorsed in 2020. “Stauber impressed the board as a quick study who wouldn’t hesitate to work with Democrats on common-ground issues faced by residents of Minnesota’s sprawling Eighth Congressional District. He’s earned another opportunity to represent the district using a playbook that’s neither all red nor all blue.” Read here.
Stauber’s Latest TV Ad – Fighting for Us: 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 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,” Skoog says. “Pete Stauber is there for us when the rubber meets the road.” Watch here.
Quinn Nystrom Speechless on Job Creation: During a debate on 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.
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 on September 25th 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.
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.