Pete Stauber ran for Congress in 2018 and reelection in 2020 on a number of core issues, including mining, rural broadband access, infrastructure, and jobs. He voted against all of them when he voted no on the federal infrastructure bill.

Thirteen of his Republican colleagues in the U.S. House voted for it, making it a strong bipartisan effort.

Ask yourself whether Rep. Stauber would have voted yes on the same bill if the president’s last name was Trump instead of Biden. Then ask yourself who he really works for. Here’s a hint: not the citizens of Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, it doesn’t seem. So much for our way of life.

With his vote, Rep. Stauber seemed to put his own career ambitions as a partisan politician first.

If funding for roads and bridges isn’t enough for him to vote yes on a bipartisan bill, ask yourself what is enough for Stauber.

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Tammy Underwood Clore


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