Rep. Pete Stauber will make his reelection campaign official on Monday, when he will use a four-city swing to announce his bid for a second term in the 8th Congressional District.

The Republican Congressman from Hermantown will stop in Eveleth, Hermantown, Brainerd and Wyoming, Minn.

It had been a foregone conclusion that Stauber would run for a second term. Through the most recent campaign finance data released in October, Stauber had built $530,623 in cash on hand to finance his campaign. All told, he'd raised $277,488, $355,404 and $238,295 at the first three quarterly checkpoints of 2019, respectively.

The next deadline for campaign finance reporting is Jan. 31. Stauber's campaign has declined to share in advance its final quarterly figure for 2019.

So far this cycle, only Quinn Nystrom, of Baxter, Minn., has announced a challenge to Stauber. She's been consolidating Democratic-Farmer-Labor support, including an endorsement from former 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan.

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Stauber's announcement tour on Monday includes the following stops at which he will be joined by constituents, supporters and local officials:

  • 9 a.m.: Range Recreation Civic Center, Eveleth
  • Noon: North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters (5238 Miller Trunk Highway), Hermantown

  • 3 p.m.: Premier Marine, Wyoming, Minn.
  • 6 p.m.: Brainerd Exchange in the Northern Pacific Center, Brainerd

Stauber is retired from the Duluth Police Department and a former St. Louis County commissioner. He won election comfortably in 2018, beating DFL nominee Joe Radinovich.