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Small Businesses Endorse Pete Stauber for Standing with Main Street

Stauber’s opponent clings to extreme anti-jobs groups


BRAINERD – 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 the Brainerd International Raceway.

“Small businesses are an engine to our economy and the lifeline of our Main Streets throughout Minnesota, and it’s an honor to be endorsed by the NFIB, which recognizes I have their backs,” said Stauber. “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. Our economy will recover from this pandemic and when we do we will be a stronger, more resilient, and self-reliant country.”

Stauber has owned a small business with his brothers for 29 years and understands the everyday struggles business owners go through. In Congress, Stauber has helped champion legislation to support small businesses. Earlier this year, when the governor closed many businesses, Stauber helped pass bipartisan legislation to ensure small businesses received emergency relief.

“As small businesses face extraordinary challenges due to COVID-19, Congressman Stauber’s re-election is critical now more than ever,” said Sharon Sussin, NFIB national political director. “We look forward to working together as we navigate this crisis, and on the issues most important to small businesses in Minnesota’s 8th District – taxes, regulations, and health care. We are excited about what Congressman Stauber’s candidacy means for small business voters and we are eager to support it.”

Stauber’s record is strong for pro-growth policies that encourage, not inhibit, job growth. While he is fighting for less burdensome regulations that are obstacles to business growth, Stauber’s opponent Quinn Nystrom supports the $93 Trillion Green New Deal that would abolish mining and manufacturing. While he is fighting for tax relief that encourages job creation, Nystrom supports Joe Biden’s $4 Trillion tax increase that would cripple small businesses and shudder our economy. While Stauber is fighting to ensure the cost of health care is affordable, Nystrom is calling for the on-ramp to Medicare for All, which would eliminate personal and private health insurance for nearly 500,000 Minnesotans in the 8th District.

“Small businesses and Main Streets know they have a friend and ally in Pete Stauber and an adversary in Quinn Nystrom,” said John Eloranta, Stauber for Congress campaign manager. “During her brief stint on a city council, she was a proponent of raising taxes on working families and now as a congressional candidate is clinging to extreme anti-jobs groups that cheer on bigger and bloated government and oppose free enterprise and obstruct economic growth.”



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.