MN-08: Ditching Rep. Stauber, Part 3

October 28, 2020

From an email I got from the Quinn Nystrom campaign: When (Rep. Pete Stauber) said about COVID-19, “Predominantly the people who succumb to this disease are seniors or folks with pre-existing conditions” Quinn responded: “Every single person’s life is valuable in this district.” Audio of the phone-in debate, hosted by MPR last Friday, is here. […]


MN-08: Ditching Rep. Stauber, Part 2

October 4, 2020

Does he not know what COVID-19 exposure means?


Emmer, Stauber dinged in Twin Metals lawsuit

September 9, 2020

I’ve added some new polling of the state.


MN-08: Ditching Rep. Stauber, Part 1

July 18, 2020

I live in MN-08, though so close to its south boundary that if I was literally less than a half-mile south of where I’m sitting at my desk right now I’d be in MN-06. Which would in a way make this easier, because Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN-06) is, given his obnoxious, arrogant demeanor, and the […]


Winning MN-08

July 9, 2020

Quinn Nystrom will be the DFL candidate for the U.S. House, from Minnesota Congressional District 8. Here’s her website. Some background, for non-Minnesota politics junkies. For a long, long time MN-08 was considered deep blue. It was represented for decades by the late James Oberstar, who rarely if ever had much trouble getting reelected…until the […]


MN-08: Rep. Stauber’s strange justification for opposing better gun laws

January 7, 2020

As a voter in MN-08, I must acknowledge that Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN), who is in his first term, could be a lot worse. At least he doesn’t indulge in the public displays of raving idiocy one sees with the likes of Reps. Tom Emmer (MN-06) and Jim Hagedorn (MN-01). He’s even been known to […]

Stauber and Emmer to save the day for Twin Metals

July 16, 2019

Take this, sulfides opponents! Members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Western Caucus, including Eighth District Representative Pete Stauber are seeking an investigation of what they’ve termed an “Obama Administration scandal-plagued land grab in northern Minnesota.” Stauber, caucus chairman Paul Gosar of Arzona, and Minnesota’s Tom Emmer, are seeking a U.S. House investigation into Obama […]