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Stauber Campaign Calls on Nystrom to Apologize for Insulting the Disabled Community

HERMANTOWN – The Pete Stauber for Congress campaign is calling on Quinn Nystrom to apologize to the disabled and hearing-impaired community after Nystrom reached a new campaign low today by posting a video of Stauber fixing his hearing aid Monday morning during the debate at the Hibbing Chamber of Commerce.

Stauber, who suffered hearing loss after 23 years of service as a police officer, wears a hearing aid. Today, Nystrom took to Twitter, making fun of Stauber’s hearing disability and exploiting that Stauber was adjusting his hearing aid during Monday’s debate.

“It’s deeply offensive and outrageous that a congressional candidate would be so desperate for attention that she would make fun of someone with a disability,” said John Eloranta, Stauber for Congress campaign manager. “Quinn Nystrom owes everyone who is hearing-impaired or disabled an apology for denigrating them and she should promise Minnesotans in the 8th District that she will reverse course from the offensive attacks and lies we’ve seen so far. Minnesotans deserve better.”

 

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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.