THE HONORABLE KELLYANNE CONWAY HEADLINED FISCHBACH EVENT

THE HONORABLE KELLYANNE CONWAY HEADLINED FISCHBACH EVENT

President Trump’s former campaign manager stressed the President’s support

Litchfield, MN – Today, the Fischbach for Congress campaign announced that the Honorable Kellyanne Conway was a special guest during a virtual event on Monday, August 10. The online forum featured remarks from Ms. Conway and questions from participants.  Ms. Conway stressed the importance of Minnesota to the President as well as his strong support for Fischbach’s campaign.

“Since 2016, what the democrat party has become is unrecognizable to me, as somebody who has plenty of democrats in my family growing up,” explained Ms. Conway. “The choice could not be more stark; the stakes could not be any higher. We need to make sure we have people like Michelle in Congress, who will fight every single day on behalf of an agenda that is for freedom and free markets, and will fight every single day on behalf of you.”

“It was an honor to welcome Ms. Conway to join us for an event,” said Fischbach. “As the first woman in U.S history to run a successful presidential campaign, we were inspired to learn more about her story, her motivation, and her insights about leadership.”

Ms. Conway was working as a Republican pollster when then-candidate Donald Trump asked her to be his campaign manager in August 2016.

PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKS 7th REPUBLICANS TO VOTE FOR FISCHBACH IN TOMORROW’S PRIMARY ELECTION

PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKS 7th REPUBLICANS TO VOTE FOR FISCHBACH IN TOMORROW’S PRIMARY ELECTION

LITCHFIELD, MN – President Donald J. Trump, who endorsed Michelle Fischbach in March, today asked 7th District Republicans to vote for Fischbach in tomorrow’s Minnesota Primary Election. In addition to the President’s backing, Fischbach has been endorsed by Vice President Mike Pence, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, the 7th District Republican Party, dozens of local Republican legislators and conservative activists, and pro-life groups across the country.

“Vote for Michelle – a real winner!” President Trump wrote on Twitter.

Minnesota’s Seventh District is one of the top ten pick-up opportunities in the country for U.S. House Republicans. President Trump carried the district by over 30 points in 2016.

FISCHBACH SETS A NEW FUNDRAISING RECORD

FISCHBACH SETS A NEW FUNDRAISING RECORD

LITCHFIELD, MN – Michelle Fischbach, the Trump- and Republican-endorsed candidate for Minnesota’s 7th District, today reported being the top raising republican candidate in the history of the district.

Fischbach for Congress, Fischbach’s federal campaign committee, will report over $1 million raised for the pre-primary reporting period ending July 22, 2020. In the eight days since that deadline, Fischbach has received enough contributions to become the highest raising Republican candidate in the district’s history.  She hit that mark in only eleven months of campaigning as compared to a full two year cycle. 

“Michelle Fischbach continues to run a high level and competitive campaign the likes of which our district has rarely seen in the past 30 years,” said Craig Bishop, Chairman of the Seventh Congressional District Republicans. “Republicans across western Minnesota are excited for the chance to send a new conservative voice to represent us in Washington, D.C. next year.”

Minnesota’s Seventh District is one of the top pick-up opportunities in the country for U.S. House Republicans. President Trump carried the district by over 30 points in 2016, and it currently has a voter index of Republican+12. 

FISCHBACH OUTRAISES PETERSON – AGAIN

FISCHBACH OUTRAISES PETERSON – AGAIN

Litchfield, Minnesota – Michelle Fischbach, the Trump-endorsed Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 7th District and former Lt. Governor of Minnesota, today reported over $317k of receipts in her second quarterly filing of the year with the Federal Election Commission.

Fischbach for Congress, Fischbach’s federal campaign committee, raised over $317k and has almost $435k cash-on-hand for the reporting period ending June 30, 2020.  Fischbach has outraised the incumbent Congressman Collin Peterson in every full quarter since she entered the race last fall.  In this reporting quarter, she surpassed Peterson by almost $40,000. Fischbach has raised over $910,000 in the ten months of her campaign.

“The contrast in the base of support for these two candidates could not be more stark. Hard-working, everyday people from western Minnesota and across the country are backing Michelle,” observed David FitzSimmons, Fischbach’s Campaign Manager.  “On the other hand, Washington, D.C. PACs and special interest groups are desperately trying to send Peterson back for another term so he can vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker again.”

Key points from Fischbach’s fundraising efforts:

–          Outraised incumbent Peterson for a record setting third consecutive quarter;

–          Over 6,000 individual donors, triple the amount from last quarter;

–          94% of donors gave $200 or less;

–          By comparison, 75% of Peterson’s contributions come from PAC’s.                                                                   

Minnesota’s Seventh District is one of the top ten pick-up opportunities in the country for U.S. House Republicans. President Trump carried the district by over 30 points in 2016.

SENATOR TORREY WESTROM ENDORSES FISCHBACH

SENATOR TORREY WESTROM ENDORSES FISCHBACH

Litchfield, Minnesota – Michelle Fischbach, the Trump- and Republican-endorsed candidate for Minnesota’s Seventh District, today announced she received the endorsement of State Senator Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake).

“I am happy to join President Trump, so many fellow legislators, and the grassroots republicans of Congressional District Seven in endorsing Michelle Fischbach for Congress,” stated Westrom. “Michelle brings with her the experience and conservative principles necessary to represent the people of this district.

“While serving alongside Michelle in the legislature, I watched her passionately fight democrat attempts to impose harmful ‘one size fits all’ policies on rural Minnesota. As Chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Development Finance committee, I knew that I could count on Michelle’s vote to fight burdensome regulations and job killing taxes. She always stood up for farmers and rural communities, and I am confident that she will do the same in Congress.

“President Trump is working tirelessly to get our country back on track, but he needs allies in Congress to work with him and support his agenda. Collin Peterson has not been that ally. In fact, Collin votes against President Trump nearly 80% of the time, siding with Nancy Pelosi instead. Michelle, on the other hand, has the president’s “complete and total” endorsement and wants to work with him to support western Minnesotans and our conservative values. Please join me in supporting our president by supporting Michelle Fischbach!”

Senator Westrom was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1996. In 2012, he was elected to the Minnesota Senate, where he currently serves as the Agriculture, Rural Development and Housing Finance Committee Chairman. In 2014, Senator Westrom ran as the Republican candidate for the Seventh Congressional District.

“Senator Westrom has always been a leader when it comes to supporting our farmers and our agricultural economy,” Fischbach stated. “I am proud of the work that we did for farmers while in the Minnesota Senate, and I’m honored to have his confidence and endorsement.”

SUSAN B. ANTHONY LIST ENDORSES FISCHBACH

SUSAN B. ANTHONY LIST ENDORSES FISCHBACH

Litchfield, Minnesota – The Susan B. Anthony List’s Candidate Fund PAC announced today its endorsement of Michelle Fischbach, the Trump- and Republican-endorsed candidate for Minnesota’s 7th District.

“We are proud to endorse former Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach, a longtime champion for unborn children and their mothers. Michelle is exactly the type of candidate that SBA List was founded to support. She beautifully embodies our mission to end abortion through the promotion of pro-life leadership, with a special calling to promote women,” said SBA List’s Vice President of Government Affairs Marilyn Musgrave. “Michelle will proudly fight for President Trump’s pro-life policies and her voice will be an important counter to the extreme abortion agenda that Nancy Pelosi is aggressively pushing in the U.S. House.”

SBA List is a network of more than 837,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.

“The right to life is paramount; I have always fought for the rights of the unborn and the most vulnerable in our society,” Fischbach stated. “I am proud to have endorsements from the National Right to Life and Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, and now the Susan B. Anthony List. Collin Peterson says he is pro-life, but his pro-life rating is around 50%. I don’t think being pro-life half the time is good enough. I voted 100% pro-life in the Minnesota Senate, and you can count on me to vote 100% pro-life in Congress.”

Minnesota’s Seventh District is one of the top pick-up opportunities in the country for U.S. House Republicans. President Trump carried the district by over 30 points in 2016, and it currently has a voter index of Republican+12.

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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