FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jason Lewis Tours Enbridge Energy’s Clearbrook Facilities, Supports Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jason Lewis Tours Enbridge Energy’s Clearbrook Facilities, Supports Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project

For Immediate Release

December 12, 2019

Jason Lewis Tours Enbridge Energy’s Clearbrook Facilities, Supports Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project

On Wednesday, former Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis toured Enbridge Energy’s Clearbrook interconnecting facilities and once again showed strong support for the Line 3 pipeline replacement project stretching across Minnesota from the North Dakota border to Superior, WI.

“Tina Smith talks about new infrastructure and supporting labor, but if she were for working families she’d cross party lines and join me along with former Rep. Nolan, and Reps. Collin Peterson, Tom Emmer and Jim Hagedorn in supporting this key project for our economy. All she has said is she wants a ‘rigorous process to make sure the project is safe,’ which is code for she doesn’t want to ruffle the feathers of her wealthy environmental backers who are more concerned about global warming in the middle of a harsh Minnesota winter. So once again Smith will attempt to play both sides—not answering specific questions and hoping no one notices. I have never and will never do that.”

Replacing the 50-year-old corroded pipeline, which operates at roughly 50% capacity, with new state of the art 36” pipe is crucial for safely delivering crude oil and energy to Minnesota communities. It also means 8,600 project-related jobs and an estimated $19 million in additional property tax revenue.

The pipeline was expected to go into service in the latter half of 2019 but is now delayed at least a year by Gov. Tim Walz’s inexplicable and irresponsible decision to challenge the Public Utilities Commission’s approval of the $2.6 billion dollar project.

In fact, not only was Line 3’s Environmental Impact Statement process the most extensive in the state’s history before being unanimously approved by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, but the PUC also voted 5-0 on the pipeline’s “certificate of need.”

Most recently, the PUC just confirmed that in the rare occurrence of a leak, there would be no major impact to our vital assets like Lake Superior.

The project is seen as vital by a number of organizations, including Delta Airlines, International Union of Operating Engineers, Range Association of Municipalities & Schools, Farm Bureau Federation, MN Building & Construction Trades Council, MN Service Station
and Convenience Stores, Duluth Seaway Port Authority and numerous local Chambers of Commerce across Minnesota. 

As Jake Reint, spokesperson for Minnesota’s largest refinery at Pine Bend (which delivers the bulk of aviation jet fuel to MSP Airport) said, “We do not take crude by rail or any other means…pipelines are truly essential to our ability to meet the needs of Minnesotans
and others in the Midwest.”

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LEWIS TOURS IRON ORE MINE, BACKS POLYMET & TWIN METALS

LEWIS TOURS IRON ORE MINE, BACKS POLYMET & TWIN METALS

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November 8, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LEWIS TOURS IRON ORE MINE, BACKS POLYMET & TWIN METALS

U.S. Senate candidate and Congressman Jason Lewis continued his long-standing commitment to the Iron Range this week by touring the state-of-the-art facilities at United Taconite and once again voicing his support for the mining industry in Minnesota. Joining him was Congressman Pete Stauber.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Jason Lewis Resoundingly Supports Graham’s Anti-Impeachment Resolution

U.S. Senate Candidate Jason Lewis Resoundingly Supports Graham’s Anti-Impeachment Resolution

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October 26, 2019

U.S. Senate Candidate Jason Lewis Resoundingly Supports Graham’s Anti-Impeachment Resolution

Woodbury, MN – Jason Lewis, United States Senate candidate, issued the following statement supporting Senator Lindsey Graham’s anti-impeachment resolution.

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Jason Lewis Announces Q3 Fundraising Results

Jason Lewis Announces Q3 Fundraising Results

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October 15th, 2019

Jason Lewis Announces Q3 Fundraising Results

  • Over $413,000 dollars raised, despite announcing his candidacy on August 22nd, after 60% of the fundraising quarter had already passed.
  • The Lewis campaign’s opening quarter was better than Senator Tina Smith’s opening quarter as a U.S. Senate candidate. 170% better, in fact.
  • The Lewis campaign is powered by small dollar, grassroots donations. 89.6% of our donations came from within Minnesota, with 65 counties represented. Only 0.4% of our dollars raised came from PAC contributions. Conversely, Tina Smith, friend of the corporate PACs and DC insiders, showed 43% of her donations coming from PACs in her last report. Furthermore, over 86% of Jason’s donations were less than $200 dollars.
  • Jason Lewis is a fiscal conservative, having spent only 13% of the money that has been raised so far.
  • As evidenced by this email from Tina Smith, she was scared of the Lewis campaign raising $200k. We more than doubled that figure.
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Jason Lewis Announces His “Contract with Minnesota”

Jason Lewis Announces His “Contract with Minnesota”

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October 14th, 2019

Jason Lewis Announces His “Contract with Minnesota”

Following this past month’s 25th anniversary of House Republicans’ historically successful “Contract with America” and President Trump’s endorsement last week, Jason Lewis, candidate for the United States Senate, announced his “Contract with Minnesota.” The contract consists of ten major policy initiatives – which in direct contrast to his opponent Tina Smith, does not include obstruction and hyper-partisan investigations – and instead focuses on improving the lives of all Minnesotans.

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IT’S OFFICIAL! – Jason Lewis for Senate Secures $200k in Pledges in First 100 Hours

IT’S OFFICIAL! – Jason Lewis for Senate Secures $200k in Pledges in First 100 Hours

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August 27, 2019

IT’S OFFICIAL! – Jason Lewis for Senate Secures $200k in Pledges in First 100 Hours

Woodbury, MN – Jason Lewis, candidate for U.S. Senate announced today that during the first 100 hours since launching his campaign for U.S. Senate on Thursday, the campaign had successfully taken in over $200,000 dollars in pledged contributions.

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LEWIS MAKES IT OFFICIAL: HE’S RUNNING FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE

LEWIS MAKES IT OFFICIAL: HE’S RUNNING FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE

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August 22, 2019

LEWIS MAKES IT OFFICIAL: HE’S RUNNING FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE

Woodbury, MN – Speaking from his kitchen table, Jason Lewis announced to his fellow Minnesotans that he is running for election to the United States Senate in 2020 against newly-elected Democrat Senator Tina Smith.

“We are at a crossroads in Minnesota and across this country not seen since the chaos and turmoil of the 1960’s,” Lewis said. “llhan Omar, with Senator Tina Smith marching in lockstep behind her, are leading a radical political movement that sees our Constitution and American values as dispensable relics. Moreover, they want to abolish I.C.E., private health insurance, welfare work requirements, air travel, the internal combustion engine, and even capitalism itself.”

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