Republican Michelle Fischbach is a candidate for Minnesota's 7th Congressional District.

Michelle Fischbach, the Trump-endorsed Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 7th District, 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. She is the only Minnesota “contender” named to the 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. Chaired by U.S. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, the committee also placed Minnesota 2nd District candidate Tyler Kistner in the “On the Radar” list.

Fischbach also picked up the endorsements from State Representative Jeff Backer of Browns Valley and Big Stone County Commissioner Jay Backer.

Meanwhile, Fischbach’s Republican contenders in the 7th District have been trying to get attention during a pandemic that has shut down traditional political rallies and face-to-face door knocking. Dave Hughes had been calling for a candidate forum to be held with all the Republican candidates for the 7th District seat before the May 2nd virtual convention. There had been a forum earlier this election season in Otter Tail County where four of the five Republican candidates appeared. As part of his “Endorsed by the People” strategy, his web page touted an endorsement from Alexandria auctioneer and insurance agent Dan Lee.

And Joel Novak recently announced his support of further tax reforms, saying he would introduce a bill if elected to Congress that would mandate annual reductions in the income tax rate for the next 30 years until a flat rate of 10 percent was reached. The proposal would necessitate cuts in spending.

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