Rep. Pete StauberPeter (Pete) Allen Stauber'Squad' members call on Biden to shut down Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Supreme Court rules that pipeline can seize land from New Jersey | Study: EPA underestimated methane emissions from oil and gas development | Kevin McCarthy sets up task forces on climate, other issues Gosar is the Republican that Democrats want to avoid MORE easily won the Republican primary in Minnesota’s 8th District on Tuesday as he looks to clinch a second term in November.
Stauber won with 94 percent of the vote after nearly a third of precincts had reported, according to The Associated Press. He prevailed over Republican Harry Welty, who also ran for the seat in 2018.
Stauber will face off in November against diabetes advocate and former Baxter, Minn., city council member Quinn Nystrom, who ran uncontested in the Democratic primary.
In 2018, Stauber flipped the seat after defeating Democratic rival Joe Radinovich by over 5 points for the seat held by former Rep. Rick NolanRichard (Rick) Michael NolanMinnesota Rep. Pete Stauber glides to victory in GOP primary Hold off on anti-mining hysteria until the facts are in Minnesota New Members 2019 MORE (D).
The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan political handicapper, rates the race as “likely Republican.”