WDIO: Jason Lewis Promotes Campaign for U.S. Senate in Northland

WDIO: Jason Lewis Promotes Campaign for U.S. Senate in Northland

01/26/2020

Former U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, Jason Lewis announced his run for United States Senate in August of last year. Across Northern Minnesota, Lewis has been promoting his campaign. On Sunday, he stopped in Duluth.

“We’re really focused on greater Minnesota so the folks out here have a voice. We think that the forgotten man or woman of greater Minnesota whether it’s on the Iron Range or over at Enbridge Line 3, Beltrami County or farmers out West or down south—they need a voice,” Lewis said. “We love the Twin Cities, but everything isn’t the Twin Cities so we’re trying to make certain since we launched our campaign in August to spend a lot of time out here and we have.”

On his campaign tour, he visited Brainerd, Bemidji and Ely before stopping in Duluth.

In Bemidji, Lewis held a town hall event focused on refugee resettlement, where he showed support for Beltrami County’s vote to opt-out of refugee resettlement. He said he stands with President Trump’s executive order on refugee resettlement.

“Local government, government that’s closest to people is the epitome of self-government and they ought to live under the laws they create,” Lewis said.

In Ely, Lewis toured Twin Metals and met with some pro-mining groups including Fight For Mining Minnesota and Minnesota Miners. He said he hopes to get Minnesota moving again through safe and responsible mining, energy, and timber industries.

“If you add up Line 3, Polymet, Twin Metals and other companies looking in, you’re looking at $5.9 billion in new economic growth, you’re looking at ten to fifteen thousand jobs direct and indirect. It would be a variable economic growth for the Iron Range,” Lewis said.

Lewis will be taking on Senator Tina Smith. He believes his experience in congress will be helpful in the senate. Additionally, he has been endorsed by President Donald Trump.

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