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.