Michelle Fischbach used to be the former Lt. Governor of Minnesota and has led the Minnesota Senate for decades. And now she’s running for the US House of Representatives for Minnesota’s 7th District.
Today she picked up the biggest endorsement any Republican candidate running for office can hope for: one from 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.
Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District is the most pro-Trump district in the country currently being held by a Democrat. In 2016, President Trump carried the district by nearly 31 percentage points. Weirdly enough, Minnesota’s current Congressman of the 7th District, Collin Peterson, has recently declared he “isn’t sure if he wants to win” another election. According to FiveThirtyEight, in the 116th Congress, Congressman Peterson has voted against President Trump’s agenda nearly 85% of the time.
President Trum tweeted
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! https://t.co/qwz5F64dQn
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2020
Michelle Fischbach 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.
Fischbach was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1996 and served there diligently until 2018. She holds degrees from St. Cloud State University and William Mitchell College of Law. She and her husband, Scott, live in the Paynesville area and have two grown children and five grandchildren.
“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,” she said.
“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 a panoply of people and institutions. These supporters include National Right to Life Committee, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, Minnesota 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.