Thursday, September 29, 2016

Star Tribune: In Second District race, a real difference in how to battle terror

In Minnesota's Second District race, Republican Jason Lewis and Democrat Angie Craig are polar opposites in dealing with the issue. 

By John R. Lott, Jr. SEPTEMBER 29, 2016


St. Cloud is still reeling from the stabbing of nine people on Sept. 17. The terrorist yelled “Allahu akbar!” as he attacked shoppers at the Crossroads Center mall. A bombing in New York City left 29 people wounded. The Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., was next, with five people shot to death.

While investigations are still ongoing, all of the attacks are likely to be similarly-motivated and perpetrated by Muslim immigrants.

Similar deadly attacks have included the Boston Marathon bombings, the Chattanooga and Little Rock military recruiting office attacks, San Bernardino, and earlier this year the Orlando nightclub shooting.

Minnesota’s Second District congressional race between Republican Jason Lewis and Democrat Angie Craig couldn’t present more different views on the threat of terrorism. Last December, Lewis noted: “More gun controls won’t stop domestic terror; more immigration controls and border security will. Time to get serious.”

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016


I am humbled by the support our campaign has received during this election. From the start, this race has been fueled by voters who are fed up with the status quo and candidates who will be a continuation of the establishment policies--from both parties--that are simply failing us.

The stakes are high so expect our opponents to sling every ounce of mud they can muster from now until November. But the differences between Angie Craig’s policy positions and ours are stark. She will do her best to ‘moderate’ her positions, but make no mistake, Angie Craig's Minnesota would be a radical departure from our shared values of limited, constitutional government.

While I have a plan to restore economic prosperity, stop the reckless spending and fix the tax code, Angie Craig supports the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ budget that calls for $6.6 trillion in new tax revenue. While I want to repeal Obamacare, Angie Craig says it doesn't go far enough. Why she even supports the Obama Clean Power Plan that if implemented by an overreaching EPA would cost jobs right here in the 2nd district. I simply will not support policies that put 2nd district residents out of work. Finally, I'll commit to secure our border once and for all while Angie Craig is on record supporting President Obama’s executive order granting defect amnesty for illegal aliens and admitting tens of thousands of dangerous Syrian refugees.

In spite of all this, the hard left as well as political insiders will say I’m not 'politically correct.' There are right--I'm not. But I think it's time for bold--not timid--leadership to defeat the entrenched interests which have failed Minnesota. The stakes are too high for the usual red versus blue political gotcha games. And if you agree, please help us by volunteering at or donating (see link above right) to our campaign. Thank you.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Jason Lewis at MNGOP Convention

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sen. Rand Paul Endorses Jason

So proud to announce Dr. Rand Paul's endorsement of our candidacy in MN02 today. In announcing his endorsement, Senator Paul said, “I am thrilled to support Jason Lewis in his candidacy for Congress. Jason will be a champion for limited government, a balanced budget and the protection of our individual liberties. While Jason might be Minnesota nice, he’ll always be a staunch defender of the Constitution. Today I stand with Jason and I hope you will too!”

I don't have to tell you that for years Senator Paul has been one of the strongest and most effective fighters on behalf of federalism, liberty, and smaller, smarter government in the U.S. Senate. Most important, he is a Senator who has taken his constitutional oath seriously. I am truly honored to have his support and look forward to working with him in Washington as the next Congressman from Minnesota’s Second District.