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Reader's View: NRA contributions show need for campaign reform

While Stauber was a police officer, if he had collected money from citizens or businesses, he would have most likely been guilty of a serious crime.

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The June 11 story, “ Stauber votes against gun restrictions ,” reported that U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Hermantown, has collected $203,595 in direct and independent campaign donations from the National Rifle Association, or NRA, since 2018.

While Stauber was a police officer, if he had collected money from citizens or businesses, he would have most likely been guilty of a serious crime. Now that he is a congressman, he is collecting fantastic sums in campaign contributions from organizations like the NRA, and it is perfectly legal. I wonder if he laughs all the way to the bank.

As long as this kind of behavior is legal, we will never move ahead as a nation. Campaign reform is needed now.

Robert Sundstrom

Duluth

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