Thank You & Never Stop Fighting
November 5th, 2020
EAGAN, Minn. — U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released the following statement.
“My thanks to all the Minnesotans who supported our campaign for freedom. In times like these, it’s always important to remember that though we may have lost the battle, the war may yet be won. Revolutionary War General Nathaneal Greene, who lost numerous conflicts (including one to Cornwallis in the key southern campaign) was nonetheless feared by his opponents. According to one author, “The British had no desire to beat him again. He charged too high a price.”
And so did we.
Our campaign, with your support, made Democrats desperately fight for Minnesota and we came within 5 points of a major upset with a third of the resources available to our well funded and corporate backed opponent. The simple fact is our efforts allowed for crucial victories elsewhere—by holding the Senate and gaining seats in the House, against all the predictions from the professional punditry class.
Despite the outright lies by media partisans, those who still revere our Constitution have likely staved off a dangerous court packing scheme, stopped the possibility of endless one party rule by granting statehood to federal properties, held off national lockdowns and saved our 2nd amendment and the God-given right to self defense.
Despite the overt gaslighting by big tech and their media prognosticators, we helped prevent a complete takeover of our federal government by fighting radicals here in Minnesota so they could be vanquished elsewhere.
That said, we face serious problems. Minnesota has been deliberately transformed by its institutional elites and is looking more and more like a cold California governed by one party rule. But that’s what federalism is for. The scarier precedent is the forces arrayed against our republican form of government have successfully exploited a pandemic to fundamentally alter America’s voting procedures, thus plunging the country into chaos for their own political purposes. We have been warning about this for months and it has indeed come to pass. Let us hope it resolves itself with our nation intact.
I want to thank my campaign team for all their efforts over the last year and a half. These are great young people working to secure your future as well as their own. Most of all, I thank you for supporting a campaign that tried to unapologetically stand for those cherished American principles that will never go out of fashion with those of us who still value liberty.”
Lewis Applauds Q3 Growth, Roasts Biden & Smith
October 29th, 2020
EAGAN, Minn. — U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released the following statement after this morning’s record-breaking GDP report.
“Thirty-three percent economic growth in the third quarter is a number without precedent or parallel. Now, we need to keep the growth going by electing pro-growth, low-tax leaders like President Trump and me. The worst thing we could do is turn the keys over to Joe Biden and Tina Smith who have said they want to raise taxes by $4 trillion dollars, abolish the energy industry, and sentence every American to four years in the basement as they continue to cower in fear over the virus and run out the clock on this election.”
Lewis Discharged, Doing Well Following Emergency Surgery
October 28th, 2020
HIBBING, Minn. — U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released the following statement after being discharged from the Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing this afternoon, following a two night stay for emergency internal hernia surgery.
“I would like to thank Dr. Wendell Smith and the entire ICU staff at the Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing for safely performing my emergency surgery and also for the stellar care I received afterward. I would also like to thank everyone who prayed for me and sent well wishes. I am walking, feeling well, catching up on work, and on my way back home to Woodbury. While I still need a little time to fully recover, I will be working as hard as I am able to over these next six days to ensure Minnesota finally gets a senator who prioritizes economic growth and good paying jobs, funding the police, and protecting Minnesotans from the radical left’s unconstitutional proposals like gun confiscation and packing the Supreme Court.”
Lewis Campaign Applauds Barrett Confirmation
October 26th, 2020
EAGAN, Minn. — Jason Lewis for Senate Communications Director Christine Snell released the following statement on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation.
“Tonight we celebrate the confirmation of Judge Barrett, a superb jurist who will interpret the Constitution as it is written and not what she wishes it to be, which is of particular importance when it comes to ensuring the Court does not go along with Constitutionally illiterate radicals like Senator Tina Smith who wants to severely restrict Minnesotans’ Second Amendment right to defend their families.
“Tina Smith voted no on Barrett because she likely won’t rule the way Tina Smith wishes she would. Smith seems to misunderstand the role of the Supreme Court—she believes it should make laws whereas Congressman Lewis believes judges must apply law as written by legislators. But, coming from somebody who won’t rule out packing the Court, it’s clear Tina Smith has no regard for the separation of powers or the judicial branch.”
Lewis’ Surgery Successful
October 26th, 2020
EAGAN, Minn. — Jason Lewis for Senate Campaign Manager Tom Szymanski provided an update this afternoon following the conclusion of Congressman Lewis’ surgery.
“I am very pleased to report that according to Congressman Lewis’ doctor, his emergency surgery this morning to treat an internal hernia was successful and minimally invasive. Provided that his recovery continues on a positive trajectory, doctors anticipate that he is likely to be released from the hospital in the next couple of days. On behalf of Jason and his wife Leigh, thank you for all the prayers and well wishes that have poured in from across the nation, and let me assure you that nothing will keep Jason Lewis sidelined in his fight to protect Minnesotans from the radical left’s assault on our police officers, economy and our Minnesota way of life.”
The campaign will continue to provide updates as they become available.
Lewis Rushed Into Emergency Surgery
October 26th, 2020
EAGAN, Minn. — Jason Lewis for Senate Campaign Manager Tom Szymanski released the following statement this morning.
“Early this morning, Congressman Lewis was rushed to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain. Following tests and examination, doctors determined that he is suffering from a severe internal hernia, a diagnosis which they indicated is life-threatening if not treated quickly. As such, Congressman Lewis was rushed into emergency surgery which he is now undergoing.
Prior to being taken to the operating room, Jason was in good spirits, optimistic, and true to form, he was speculating about when he could resume campaigning, eager to continue fighting for his fellow Minnesotans.
Please join me in praying for a successful surgery and a quick and speedy recovery for Jason. Our campaign will release more information as it becomes available.”
Smith Supports Biden’s Pledge to Abolish the Oil Industry?
October 23rd, 2020
EAGAN, Minn. — U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released the following statement after joining a press call this morning with Trump Campaign Manager Bill Stepien and Senior Advisor Jason Miller to discuss energy policy.
“Joe Biden sounds more like a tinpot socialist dictator than a major party nominee for the Presidency with his threat to abolish the oil industry last night. As usual, Senator Tina Smith remains silent on these comments, though we should all have reason to believe she supports them wholeheartedly, given the fact that she refused to vote ‘no’ on the Green New Deal when it was on the Senate floor and given that she has been willfully dodging questions on whether or not she supports Enbridge for years now.
“Enbridge Line 3 would create nearly 9,000 jobs and $19 million dollars in annual property tax revenue. And in the Twin Cities, the Pine Bend Refinery, which I used to represent in Congress, supplies more than half the motor fuel to Minnesota and over 80 percent of the jet fuel to MSP airport. And we’re supposed to just shut it all down? There are nearly 50,000 Minnesotans employed by the energy industry here in our state, and they are being told to pound sand, learn to code, and find another job if Joe Biden and Tina Smith win. Families who earn a livelihood off of the energy industry can be rest assured that Donald Trump and Jason Lewis will have their backs and protect them.”
Lock and Load: Lewis Releases Newest TV Commercial, “I Guarantee It”
October 22nd, 2020
EAGAN, Minn. — Today, the Jason Lewis for Senate campaign released its latest television and digital ads of the 2020 election, entitled “I guarantee it,” referring to Lewis’ guarantee to always fund the police and defend Minnesotans’ Second Amendment right to defend their families. The ad features Lewis showcasing his shooting acumen, or lack thereof according to his wife Leigh Lewis, a former St. Paul police officer.
“With yesterday’s KSTP/SurveyUSA poll showing Senator Tina Smith’s lead cut to just 1 point, this ad comes at the perfect time. Minnesotans need to ask themselves: who do I want protecting me when the radical mob comes to my neighborhood, like they did in the Twin Cities and Hugo? Tina Smith, who supports gun and ammo grabs and the radical defund the police movement? Or Jason Lewis, who backs the blue and the Second Amendment?” said Campaign Manager Tom Szymanski.
The ad can be viewed here and a transcript can be found below:
Jason Lewis: First the radical left came after Republicans, like me.
Leigh Lewis: Then the radical left came after police officers like me.
Jason: Now, they’re coming after you. We live in dangerous times, that’s why I’ll always defend the police and your Second Amendment right to defend your family. Tina Smith has already voted against both.
I’m Jason Lewis, and not only do I approve this message, I guarantee it. (Jason turns downrange and fires three rounds)
Jason (Inspecting target paper): Not bad!
Leigh: Let’s keep practicing!
POLL: SMITH LEAD DOWN TO 1%, Lewis Closes Gap by 10%
October 21st, 2020
EAGAN, Minn. — U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released the following statement after the second poll in as many days showed the U.S. Senate race within the margin of error. The latest poll released by KSTP/SurveyUSA shows Senator Tina Smith leading Lewis by just one point, 43% to 42% respectively. Smith also leads among women by only three points, and in the suburbs by just two points. This marks a dramatic shift given that a KSTP/SurveyUSA from September had Smith leading by 11 percent.
“As we enter the final two weeks and more and more voters vet the candidates and pay attention to the race, it’s no surprise I have closed the gap by ten points since September, making this a one point race. Tina Smith has been hunkered down in the basement and brazenly refusing to denounce Democrats’ schemes to pack the Supreme Court as well as the newly unearthed Biden pay to play corruption scheme.
“This poll further proves that Donald Trump and I have all the momentum in this election. And it’s no wonder why–Joe Biden and Senator Tina Smith openly back the radical defund the police movement, they have committed to a $4 trillion dollar tax increase, and support a radical government healthcare plan that would decimate Medicare as we know it. Whereas I support getting Minnesota moving again by opening up the Iron Range, ending the overreaching economic lockdowns, and supporting the police and your Second Amendment rights.”
New Poll Shows Smith’s Lead Down to 4%
October 21st, 2020
EAGAN, Minn. — Jason Lewis for Senate campaign manager Tom Szymanski released the following statement after new polling shows Lewis slashing Senator Tina Smith’s lead in the race for United States Senate. A MinnPost poll conducted by Change Research released Tuesday shows Smith at 48% and Lewis at 44% with a margin of error of 3.1%. The poll also shows President Donald Trump closing the gap on Joe Biden, garnering 44% and 49% respectively.
“Polling continues to confirm what President Trump and Jason Lewis have been saying from day one: Minnesota is a toss up and is poised to go red this cycle. With less than two weeks until Election Day, we have slashed Tina Smith’s lead to just four points, all the while being outspent by dark money and liberal special interest groups.
“Minnesotans are disenfranchised with Tina Smith and the increasingly radical Democrat Party, and it’s abundantly clear why. Democrats will defund the police, censor your speech, take your guns, pack the courts and raise your taxes. They’ve promised as much. President Trump and Jason Lewis will fight for the people of Minnesota by continuing the economic comeback, reviving the Iron Range, and defending the Constitution.
“For a sitting United States Senator to be polling below 50% speaks volumes of just how abysmally she has failed her constituents and how poorly they think of her.”