Fischbach Wins 7th District Republican Party Endorsement

Fischbach Wins 7th District Republican Party Endorsement

LITCHFIELD, MN – Michelle Fischbach, the Trump-endorsed Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 7th District and former Lt. Governor of Minnesota, today won a hard-fought battle for the 7th District Republican Party’s endorsement to run against Collin Peterson in the general election this fall.

“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the 7th District Republican Party,” said Fischbach. “We’re excited to unify conservatives in western Minnesota and work hard to send President Trump a Republican Majority in the U.S. House. In Congress, I will be a fresh new voice for the people of western Minnesota and help President Trump rebuild our economy, secure our borders, and keep America safe.”

Over 300 delegates, representing each of the 7th District’s 38 counties participated in the convention via teleconference. Fischbach won the endorsement on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote, never having trailed.

In nominating Fischbach, Congressman Pete Stauber said, “Two years ago, they told me it couldn’t be done, but you know what? We proved them wrong, and we turned northeastern Minnesota red. Now it’s your turn to make history in Minnesota’s 7th District. Michelle Fischbach is a proven conservative leader and exactly what America needs in Congress. With your help, let’s send Michelle to Washington. I believe the future of our country will be defined by strong conservative women, and Michelle is exactly that. President Trump and I need her help. We need Michelle to help us take back the majority and retire Nancy Pelosi as speaker once and for all. I know what it takes to flip a blue seat red and so does Michelle. Let’s send Michelle Fischbach to Congress.”

National Communications Director for President Trump’s re-election campaign, Tim Murtaugh, introduced Fischbach saying, “Thank you, Minnesota, for all of the support you have given President Trump over the years, and let’s also remember that this November we have to defeat Collin Peterson once and for all. President Trump is very excited to have Michelle Fischbach on the ballot. She will be a strong pro-life voice, a defender of our families, our borders, and the second amendment. She will also fight for farmers, for small businesses, and for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States. Thank you again for your strong support for President Trump and for Michelle Fischbach, as we look forward to the president’s re-election and the defeat of Collin Peterson.”

In her message to the delegates, Fischbach highlighted President Trump’s endorsement of her campaign and made the case for the importance of unity in defeating Collin Peterson this fall.

Backers Endorse Fischbach For 7th District Race

Backers Endorse Fischbach For 7th District Race

LITCHFIELD, MN – Michelle Fischbach, the Trump-endorsed Republican candidate for western Minnesota’s 7th District and former Lt. Governor of Minnesota, today picked up the endorsements from two of west central Minnesota’s strongest conservative voices in Minnesota State Representative Jeff Backer and Big Stone County Commissioner Jay Backer.

“Michelle Fischbach is a battle-tested conservative leader who has what it takes to get the job done and retire Collin Peterson. During her time as a citizen legislator in the Minnesota Senate, Michelle had a 100% pro-life voting record and was ‘A’ rated by the NRA,” said Representative Jeff Backer. “With her proven record and President Trump’s full backing, we have confidence that Michelle will represent our conservative values in Congress and help President Trump keep America safe and our economy strong. Michelle has our complete endorsement.”

The Backers’ endorsement comes on the heels of Fischbach being named a Young Gun “Contender” on Monday and is the latest signal that Fischbach is the clear front-runner to win the 7th District Republican Party’s endorsement on Saturday, May 2.

“I’m honored to have the support of Jeff and Jay Backer and grateful for the confidence they’re placing in me to unite the Republican Party and retire Collin Peterson,” said Fischbach. “Jeff and Jay are two of west central Minnesota’s strongest conservative voices and with their help and President Trump’s full backing and confidence, we’re going to flip the 7th District red in November.”

The Backers join a growing list of prominent supporters of Fischbach, topped by “complete & total endorsement” of President Donald J. Trump. To date, Fischbach has also earned the endorsements of National Right to Life, Minnesota Citizens Concerned For Life, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, Congressman Pete Stauber, former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Senator Tom Cotton, Senator Kevin Cramer, and more than 20 current state legislators who represent portions of Minnesota’s 7th District.

Fischbach Named “Contender” By NRCC Young Guns

Fischbach Named “Contender” By NRCC Young Guns

LITCHFIELD, MN – Michelle Fischbach, the Trump-endorsed Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 7th District and former Lt. Governor of Minnesota, announced that her campaign has earned “Contender” status in the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns Program to win back the Republican House majority.

The following is a statement from Michelle Fischbach:

“I’m excited that the NRCC has recognized my effort as one of the top campaigns in the country and the only Minnesota “Contender“ in its Young Guns program. We’re building the campaign to win and with President Trump and Leader McCarthy‘s full backing and confidence, we’re going to retire Collin Peterson in November. Western Minnesota is ready for a fresh voice who will go to Congress to represent their conservative values and help President Trump keep America safe.”

You can view the Young Guns website by clicking here.

Fischbach Reports Raising Nearly $600K With Donors From All 87 Counties in Minnesota

Fischbach Reports Raising Nearly $600K With Donors From All 87 Counties in Minnesota

LITCHFIELD, MN – Michelle Fischbach, the Trump-endorsed Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 7th District and former Lt. Governor of Minnesota, today reported raising $228k in her first quarterly filing of the year with the Federal Election Commission.

Fischbach’s federal committee, Fischbach for Congress, will show receipts of $228k, with $312k cash-on-hand for the filing period ending March 31, 2020. Fischbach’s first quarter fundraising haul of $228k marked the second consecutive quarter where she outraised the incumbent Congressman Collin Peterson by over $60,000. This is the first time in the thirty years Collin Peterson has been in Congress that his Republican opponent has outraised him in two consecutive quarters. This brings Fischbach’s total amount raised over the seven-month time frame since she announced her campaign in September 2019 to $593k.

Key points from Fischbach’s fundraising efforts:

  • Outraised incumbent Peterson for second consecutive quarter;
  • Donors from all 87 counties in Minnesota;
  • Over 2000 individual donors;
  • 92% of donors from Minnesota – by comparison, 94% of Peterson’s itemized donations came from out-of-state donors;
  • 91% of donors gave $200 or less;

Fischbach’s strong fundraising report comes on the heels of earning President Donald J. Trump’s “Complete & Total Endorsement” on March 2, 2020 and continues to demonstrate her strength as the Republican front-runner in the highly competitive 7th District race. It was also announced last week that House Majority PAC, the Speaker Pelosi-aligned super PAC, booked an estimated $3.5 million in fall TV ads to prop up her loyal ally and friend Collin Peterson.

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Fischbach Statement on Peterson Announcement

Fischbach Statement on Peterson Announcement

LITCHFIELD, MN – Following the news that Collin Peterson will seek reelection in Minnesota’s 7th District, Trump endorsed candidate and former Lt. Governor Michelle Fischbach released the following statement:

“I look forward to holding Collin Peterson accountable over the next eight months for his record of enabling the socialists in his party and obstructing President Trump’s agenda by voting against the president over 75% of the time.

“Collin has only added to our country’s division by voting for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker and enabling her to unleash her partisan impeachment sham against President Trump.

“The people of the 7th District support President Trump, and they will soundly reject Collin Peterson and the socialist policies of open borders, free health care for illegal immigrants, taxpayer-funded abortion, and mandatory gun buyback programs that his preferred presidential candidate supports.”

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President Trump Endorses Fischbach in Minnesota’s 7th District Race

President Trump Endorses Fischbach in Minnesota’s 7th District Race

LITCHFIELD, MN – Michelle Fischbach, the former Lt. Governor of Minnesota, today picked up the biggest endorsement any Republican candidate running for office can hope for: the endorsement of President Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. The endorsement signals an effort by President Trump to unify 7th District Republicans behind Fischbach.

“Michelle @FischbachMN7 is running for Congress in Minnesota. Michelle will protect the unborn, is Strong on Crime & Borders, Cutting Taxes, your #2A, Loves our Military, Vets, & will stand w/ our Great Farmers. Michelle has my Complete & Total Endorsement!” President Trump wrote on Twitter.

“I’m honored to have President Trump’s complete endorsement and grateful for his leadership in uniting the 7th District Republican Party behind my campaign to defeat Collin Peterson in November,” said Fischbach. “It’s time we send President Trump a conservative Republican majority in the U.S. House to help him continue keeping his promises to the American people, including finishing the southern border wall, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, lowering the costs and expanding the options for health care, and keeping America great.”

In addition to President Trump’s endorsement, Fischbach is being supported by National Right to Life Committee, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, Congressman Pete Stauber, former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Senator Tom Cotton, Senator Kevin Cramer, and more than 20 current state legislators who represent portions of Minnesota’s 7th District.

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About Michelle Fischbach:

Michelle Fischbach is a trailblazer and a proven conservative leader. She recently served as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, ascending to that position following the resignation of her predecessor. She was the first woman in Minnesota history to serve as President of the Minnesota Senate – initially from 2011-12 and then again from 2017-18. She also served as Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee. She was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1996 and served until 2018. She holds a B.A. from St. Cloud State University and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. She and her husband, Scott, live in the Paynesville area and have two grown children and five grandchildren.

About Minnesota’s 7th District:

Minnesota’s 7th District is the most pro-Trump district in the country held by a Democrat. In 2016, President Trump carried the district by nearly 31 percentage points. According to The Cook Political Report, the nonpartisan elections newsletter, the district has a Partisan Voting Index (PVI) of R+12. Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the nonpartisan elections handicapping newsletter, has the district rated as toss-up and among the top tier of GOP targets. The Cook Political Report has the district rated as a toss-up. Politico has the district rated as a toss-up. According to National Journal, the 7th District race is listed as one of the hottest House districts in the country. According to FiveThirtyEight, in the 116th Congress, Congressman Peterson has voted against President Trump’s agenda nearly 85% of the time.


More Information and Updates from Michelle Fischbach:

Michelle’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/FischbachMN7

Michelle’s Facebook: https://facebook.com/MichelleFischbachForCongress Michelle’s website: https://fischbachforco.wpengine.com

Minnesota’s Largest Pro-Life Group Endorses Michelle Fischbach in 7th District Race

Minnesota’s Largest Pro-Life Group Endorses Michelle Fischbach in 7th District Race

LITCHFIELD, MN – Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the largest pro-life group in Minnesota, today officially endorsed former Lt. Governor Michelle Fischbach in her bid for Minnesota’s 7th District. In response to their endorsement, Michelle Fischbach released the following statement:

“Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life has been the strongest advocate for protecting the vulnerable in our state. I am grateful for their support, and I am committed to promoting pro-life legislation in Congress. As a representative for the 7th District, I will always vote to protect the rights of unborn children and their mothers, and I will be a leader on advancing pro-life legislation, as I was during my time in the Minnesota Senate. I will work with President Trump to fight back against Democrats’ radical efforts to promote infanticide and late-term abortion, and I will oppose all taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion providers.”

MCCL released the following statement:

“Michelle Fischbach is a thoroughly proven pro-life leader who perfectly reflects the pro-life values of the 7th District,” says MCCL Federal PAC President Leo LaLonde. “She will take that pro-life conviction and leadership to Congress, where it is very much needed.”

“There is no other candidate in this race—and no Minnesota elected official, for that matter—who has a pro-life record nearly as extensive as Michelle’s,” says LaLonde. “Her accomplishments on behalf of innocent human life speak for themselves, and we look forward to her future work in Washington to advance protection for unborn children and their mothers.”

Read MCCL’s full press release endorsing Fischbach here.

In addition to the MCCL endorsement, Fischbach was yesterday endorsed by National Right to Life Committee, the largest pro-life group in the United States, and is being supported by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, Congressman Pete Stauber, former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Senator Tom Cotton, and more than 20 current state legislators who represent portions of Minnesota’s 7th District.

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National Right to Life Endorses Michelle Fischbach in Minnesota’s 7th District Race

National Right to Life Endorses Michelle Fischbach in Minnesota’s 7th District Race

LITCHFIELD, MN – National Right to Life Committee, the largest pro-life group in the United States, today officially endorsed former Lt. Governor Michelle Fischbach in her bid for Minnesota’s 7th District. In response to their endorsement, Michelle Fischbach released the following statement:

“There is no organization that has done more for the pro-life movement in America than National Right to Life. They work tirelessly to defend the rights of the unborn, and I am honored to receive their endorsement. As a mother of two and grandmother of five, the value of human life at all stages is undeniable. It must be cherished and protected unconditionally. In Congress, I will take a leadership role in advancing pro-life legislation, as I did during my time in the Minnesota Senate. There will be no higher priority of mine than to be a voice for the voiceless and to protect the rights of the unborn. I will work with President Trump to build on his legacy of supporting pro-life policies, and I will oppose all taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood.”

National Right to Life released the following statement:

“Pro-lifers in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District deserve a pro-life representative who will represent their values 100% of the time,” stated Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Michelle Fischbach has been tireless in her commitment to the right to life and in her defense of unborn children and their mothers. She will be a valued ally in the fight for unborn children in the U.S. House of Representatives.”

“Michelle Fischbach is a stalwart pro-lifer who will vote 100% pro-life and oppose taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion-providers,” stated Karen Cross, political director for National Right to Life. “She will also vote to restore pro-life leadership to the U.S. House.”

Read National Right to Life’s full press release endorsing Fischbach here.

In addition to the National Right to Life Committee endorsement, Fischbach is being supported by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, Congressman Pete Stauber, former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Senator Tom Cotton, and more than 20 current state legislators who represent portions of Minnesota’s 7th District.

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FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN MICHELLE BACHMANN ENDORSES MICHELLE FISCHBACH IN 7TH DISTRICT RACE

FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN MICHELLE BACHMANN ENDORSES MICHELLE FISCHBACH IN 7TH DISTRICT RACE

LITCHFIELD, MN – Former Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, who has served as a member of President Trump’s evangelical advisory board in the past, today announced that she is endorsing former Lt. Governor and State Senator Michelle Fischbach, who is running for Congress in western Minnesota’s 7th District. If she wins, Fischbach would be the second Republican congresswoman to represent Minnesota in Congress; the first was former Congresswoman Bachmann. 

“I am proud to announce today my full endorsement of Michelle Fischbach for Congress in the 7th District,” said former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. “I have known Michelle since we served together in the Minnesota Senate. I know her to be a conservative leader and a fierce champion for protecting the rights of the unborn and defending the Second Amendment. Michelle will represent western Minnesota values in Washington, and she will be a strong ally of President Trump as he continues to deliver on his promises to keep America great.” 

Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson’s margins of victory have shrunk in each of the past three elections. In 2020, with President Trump on the ballot and Fischbach as the Republican nominee, Republicans view the 7th District race as one of the top pick-up opportunities in the country. 

“It is an honor to receive Michele Bachmann’s endorsement. She is a committed fighter for the conservative movement and is one of the strongest voices in the evangelical Christian community. I consider her a friend, and I am so grateful for her full support,” said Fischbach. “Western Minnesotans are ready for a new voice who will represent their values in Washington and support President Trump. Collin Peterson should stop standing silently by while his friend Speaker Pelosi expands the impeachment sham to remove President Trump from office. He should publicly demand the House Democrats pass the USMCA and secure our southern border now.” 

Bachmann’s endorsement of Fischbach comes on the heels of an already impressive list of Republican endorsements, including U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minnesota Republican Leaders Senator Paul Gazelka and Representative Kurt Daudt, and sixteen 7th District Republican legislators. 

Pointing to Fischbach’s entrance into the race, The Cook Political Report, Sabato’s Crystal Ball and most recently, Politico, changed their ratings for the 7th District race from Leans Democrat to Toss Up. 

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NRCC YOUNG GUNS ANNOUNCE FISCHBACH “ON THE RADAR”

NRCC YOUNG GUNS ANNOUNCE FISCHBACH “ON THE RADAR”

LITCHFIELD, MN – The NRCC today announced that Michelle Fischbach, the Republican candidate for western Minnesota’s 7th District, is “On the Radar” as part of the committee’s 2020 Young Guns program. The program mentors and supports candidates in races across the country and works to provide them with the necessary tools to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents. 

This news comes on the heels of an already impressive week of endorsements for Fischbach in the 7th District race, including House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Minnesota House Republican Leader Kurt Daudt, and 14 Republican legislators from the 7th District. 

 
“We’re thrilled to add these compelling, hardworking candidates to our Young Guns program,” said NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer. “While Nancy Pelosi and the socialist Democrats continue to focus on the baseless impeachment of President Trump, we will be working with our candidates to take back the majority in 2020.”   
 
The NRCC’s Young Guns program requires candidates to work towards specific goals and meet benchmarks throughout the election cycle to ensure their campaigns remain competitive, well-funded and communicative within their districts. 
 
“I am grateful for the support I have gained so far in my bid for the 7th District, and honored to be named as a member of the NRCC’s Young Guns program. I am in this race to win,” said Fischbach. “While Collin Peterson and House Democrats continue to obsess over the baseless impeachment inquiry to remove President Trump from office, even voting to prioritize impeachment over stopping the crisis at our southern border, House Republicans will be working to retake the majority and get to work passing laws that benefit the American people.” 
 
Pointing to Fischbach’s entrance into the race, The Cook Political Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball both changed their ratings for the 7th District race from Leans Democrat to Toss Up. 
 
You can view the Young Guns website by clicking here

You can view the Young Guns announcement on Twitter by clicking here