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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.”
“I refuse to sit back on the sidelines and watch our state, country, and way of life continue to come under blistering attack from radical politicians like Ilhan Omar and her footsoldier Tina Smith. I’m going to fight back. That’s why today I am proud to announce my candidacy for the United States Senate,” Lewis continued.
In the video found below, Jason Lewis details his vision for Minnesota and the nation.
“My fellow Minnesotans, this is our time for choosing. I am running for Senate because I believe America is more than a nation, it is an idea; a place where freedom provides opportunity for everyone, where smaller and less obtrusive government is a moral necessity, and where my family and yours are treated equally under the law and before God,” Lewis said.
Accelerated by a backlash to the liberal left, Minnesota is trending Republican in the Trump era. Following decades-old trends, 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain lost Minnesota by more than 10%, followed by Mitt Romney’s 8% loss in 2012. In 2016, however, just like he did in other midwestern states, Donald Trump realigned Minnesota’s electoral map, barely losing the state by just 1.5%, the narrowest margin for a Republican since Ronald Reagan’s national landslide victory in 1984. Minnesota’s political realignment and new status as a battleground state are poorly timed for Senator Tina Smith, whose approval in last month’s Morning Consult poll sits at just 43%. Add in Jason Lewis’ built-in name ID and proven ability to outperform the top of the ticket, and a pathway to victory is clearly illuminated for Lewis.
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