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Stauber’s Latest Ad Highlights His Service to Constituents

“Pete sees the needs of the people and he fights for them”



HERMANTOWN – In a season of political attack ads, including one from his opponent based on lies and mischaracterizations, Pete Stauber released his latest TV ad this morning, highlighting Stauber’s 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 unidentified – were flown home to Duluth in 2019 so Tini could receive a proper burial by his family with the full military honors he deserved.

“Pete Stauber was very much there for us every bit of the way, and he would look at us and he’d say, ‘we’re going to make that happen for you,’” Tini’s nieces said.

“Pete came through for our family with flying colors. He sees the needs of the people and he fights for them.”

Stauber’s TV ad can be seen across the 8th Congressional District, in both the Duluth and Twin Cities TV markets.

Currently in his first term in Congress, Stauber is attempting to become the first Republican to win re-election in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District since William Pittenger did in the 1940s.



Nystrom’s Answer to Job Growth: “Wear a mask”: In a head-scratching moment of the first debate in the 8th Congressional District race Monday in Hibbing, DFL candidate 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. In response, Stauber laid out his support for iron ore mining, copper nickel mining, and the Line 3 replacement project and promoted the tremendous potential in the region for job growth and economic development.

Nystrom Attended Anti-mining Rally: Nystrom attended an anti-mining rally that headlined Hollywood anti-mining actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Nystrom is endorsed by the radical DFL Environmental Caucus because they “applaud that she cannot support either Polymet or Twin Metals.” Last month, when the DFL overwhelmingly adopted a resolution to ban mining, Nystrom sat silently allowing the job-killing resolution that would stifle working families on the Iron Range become part of her party’s plank.

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. 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”: Just weeks ago, The Cook Political Report 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.