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            by Scott McClallen  Incumbent Democrat Tina Smith will battle Republican Jason Lewis for a U.S. Senate seat in November. Neither candidate answered The Center Square’s questionnaire, so it’s unclear where they stand on some taxpayer issues, but here’s where they seem to stand according to public records and past interviews. Lewis is pro-life and supports the Second Amendment, while Smith is pro-choice and supports banning semi-automatic rifles. Police Lewis supports police and has criticized Minneapolis for voting to dismantle the police, and then questioning law enforcement’s effectiveness upon rising violent crime rates. Smith has advocated for deep police reform but has stopped short of advocating for their abolition. Healthcare and national responses to COVID-19 Smith wants to expand Medicaid and Medicare. Smith’s Free COVID-19...
    (CNN)Jason Lewis, a former GOP congressman running for a US Senate seat in Minnesota, dismissed in a 1999 television show sexual harassment and assault in K-12 schools as being insignificant cases of children teasing each other and argued against a school's legal responsibility to limit harassment between students. Lewis made the comments on "Face to Face," a public affairs television program he co-hosted in the late 1990s and early 2000s in Minnesota, in response to what was then a recent Supreme Court case, Davis v. Monroe County School Board. At the center of Davis v. Monroe was a fifth-grade girl in Georgia who experienced months of sexual harassment from a male classmate, in which the classmate allegedly "would sexually taunt...
    Former Rep. Jason Lewis, the Republican Senate candidate for Minnesota, said that the explosion of riots and civil unrest “widens the silent majority” and could very well put Minnesota in President Trump’s victory column in November on Tuesday’s edition of Breitbart News Tonight with host Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle Lewis, who is challenging Democrat incumbent Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) in the Gopher State, said that the riots, coupled with Democrat leadership’s refusal to condemn the lawlessness, essentially widens the silent majority. “I think it widens the silent majority. So remember the silent majority from the Nixon era we were talking about, but now you really expand that because the riots are trying to intimidate people, right? Trying to get everybody...
              Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis will co-host a Trump Bus Tour/MAGA meetup in Marshall, Minnesota. Lewis tweeted a link to the event signup page Sunday. Other speakers include MyPillow founder and Minnesota Trump Campaign Honorary Chairman Mike Lindell, Director of Strategic Communications Marc Lotter, and former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. The Trump campaign’s bus tours launched early last month. Most recently, the Team Trump Bus Tour made a stop in Texas. The former U.S. Congressman is running against incumbent Senator Tina Smith (DFL-MN). Lewis’s communications director shared that the Lewis campaign is excited by the response they’re seeing on the ground. According to Lewis’s team, support for their movement is only growing. The...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Between the pandemic, civil unrest and the heated Presidential race, some important political races are getting less attention than they normally would. One of those races is the U.S. Senate contest between Sen. Tina Smith and former U.S. Congressman Jason Lewis. Sen. Tina Smith is up for re-election — again. In January 2018, Smith was nominated by then-governor Mark Dayton to fill the seat left open by Sen. Al Franken who resigned. Smith had to run just ten months later and easily beat her Republican opponent State Senator Karin Housley by more than 10 points. But now she has to run again because 2020 is the year Franken’s term would have expired. The most recent poll by...
    Pointing fingers is commonplace in politics. And to be frank, given the chaotic times we live in, there’s a place for it. But candidates and officeholders should also make clear their agenda, what they stand for and what they plan to do. Especially if you’re running for the U.S. Senate. A return to what was once hailed as the “good life” in Minnesota will require a clear and concise course of action. So let’s get to it.   Restore public order. It’s time to end the misguided moral symmetry drawn by pundits who blast “divisive rhetoric” while condoning riots. Figuratively and literally, the barbarians are at the gate and they are tearing it down. Sadly, those with the highest duty...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis says he has grave concerns about mail-in voting for the upcoming presidential election. Speaking at a “Women for Trump” event in Eagan Wednesday morning, Lewis says fundraising mail was sent to him by mistake, instead of Gov. Tim Walz. “This is a system, this is a post office that couldn’t get Tim Walz and Jason Lewis right,” Lewis said, “that you are going to want to run the election? Are you kidding me?” Lewis says the oversight shows the incompetency of the U.S. Postal Service. Lewis says the post office is not set up for all mail-in voting, and it’s vulnerable to fraud. The campaign staff of Sen. Tina Smith, who...
    At least every two years, candidates have the same ritual: gather over a muddy field to talk about agricultural policy and how they disagree with their opponents. This year, at Farmfest, there was no field: just two diametrically opposed candidates for Senate talking over Zoom. The candidates are Jason Lewis, the endorsed Republican candidate, who served one term in the U.S. House representing Minnesota’s Second District; and Sen. Tina Smith, Minnesota’s former lieutenant governor who was appointed to fill the Senate vacancy left after Al Franken’s resignation, was elected in her own right in 2018, and now must run for re-election just two years later. It was one of the first public meetings for Smith and Lewis, and their discussion...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Just three months away from Election Day, the Minnesota candidates for a U.S. Senate seat went head-to-head in a debate. U.S. Senator Tina Smith and her opponent, former U.S. Representative Jason Lewis, took part in a virtual debate on Tuesday. Though normally it would have been held at the annual Farmfest in Redwood County, the candidates shared their platforms on how they would help the agricultural industry in Minnesota. Smith and Lewis were asked about what they felt should be the priority for the agricultural industry in Congress’ next COVID-19 relief bill. Smith wanted turkey producers to get USDA aid and more support for livestock processors. “We’ve had great challenges in agriculture, especially in livestock and dairy,” said...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The primary for local and statewide races in Minnesota is just nine days away. One of the most widely followed races is the one for U.S. Senate. Democratic incumbent Sen. Tina Smith is trying to get reelected. On the Republican side, primary voters will choose between John Berman, Cynthia Gail, Bob Carney, James Reibestein and Jason Lewis. Lewis is the GOP endorsed candidate. The race has been relatively quiet so far  — with neither Smith or Lewis running any major ad buys. It’s also been overshadowed by a series of unprecedented events —  COVID and the death of George Floyd and the ensuing riots have dominated local headlines. Republican Jason Lewis has staked out his turf on...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Vice President Mike Pence has endorsed former Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis in Minnesota’s Senate race. On Monday, Pence posted to Twitter, urging Minnesotans to vote for Lewis. Pence noted that Lewis supports the police, the Second Amendment and will stand for the right to life. Jason @LewisForMN will be a tremendous Senator for the people of Minnesota. He supports the police, is strong on borders, jobs, and the Second Amendment and he will stand for the Right to Life! Vote @LewisForMN! — Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) July 28, 2020   Lewis released the following statement in response to the Vice President’s endorsement: “I am honored to have Vice President Mike Pence’s endorsement in our race for...
    The D.C. Memo is a weekly recap of Washington political news, journalism, and opinion, delivered with an eye toward what matters for Minnesota. Sign up to get it in your inbox every Thursday. Welcome to this week’s edition of the D.C. Memo. This week from Washington, the Fifth District primary, Jason Lewis responds to MinnPost’s coverage and Andy Slavitt says something hopeful on COVID-19. The CD-5 primary Rep. Ilhan Omar’s most prominent challenger in the DFL primary is Antone Melton-Meaux, a newcomer to DFL politics. Who’s funding Melton-Meaux? Where did he come from? You can read more at MinnPost. HuffPost also has a breakdown of the race, primarily looking at how right-leaning Israeli policy groups are targeting Omar and...
              Republican Senate candidate Jason Lewis said parents should be refunded for property tax payments and tuition if schools aren’t allowed to reopen in the fall. “The more we learn about COVID, the more it becomes apparent that we have done a huge disservice to our children in the way we have handled this virus. Research has proven that COVID presents minimal risks to young people. But what isn’t minimal is the toll this prolonged lockdown and social isolation has on our kids’ social, mental, and physical well-being,” Lewis said in a statement released Wednesday. Three scenarios are possible for the 2020-21 school year, including continued distance learning, the resumption of in-person instruction, or...
    Jason Lewis, the endorsed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, said in previously unreported comments that Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Black high school student shot and killed by George Zimmerman in 2012, was a “thug” and “not a good kid.” In 2013, Zimmerman was acquitted at trial after claiming he killed Martin in self-defense. According to audio reviewed by MinnPost, Lewis said on his radio show in 2013: “Trayvon Martin was a thug. Trayvon Martin was a kid in trouble already. He was not a saint. He was not a role model. Let me clear about this: He was not a good kid.” Lewis said that Zimmerman was “being a good Samaritan” the night he killed Martin. He added: “What are...
              Minnesota DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin falsely claimed that Republican Senate candidate Jason Lewis is “denouncing the need for police reform.” Lewis, a former congressman who’s running against Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN), hosted a press conference Monday outside the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct to express his support for the “good men and women of law enforcement,” and condemn Democratic efforts to abolish the police. In a statement released Monday, seemingly before Lewis even began his press conference, Martin falsely accused the Republican of ignoring “Minnesotans’ demands for reform.” “Lewis set to denounce police reform in front of Minneapolis Third Precinct Police Headquarters,” said a press release from the DFL. “Once again, Jason...
    The Minnesota Democratic leadership who created a "powder keg" of chaos in their state needs to be held accountable for their negligent policy,  former Republican Congressman Jason Lewis urged Saturday. In an interview on "Fox & Friends Weekend" with host Pete Hegseth, Lewis said Minnesotans were left in a "state of shock" over the "total absence of leadership" in their cities. MINNEAPOLIS COP WHO KNELT ON HANDCUFFED BLACK MAN ARRESTED The third night of protests over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, at the hands of a 48-year-old white Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin, turned even more violent on Friday evening with rioters destroying police vehicles, setting businesses alight , police shooting rubber bullets at members of the media and using excessive...