Sunday, August 14, 2016

Victory!

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 jasonlewis2016.com 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.

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Regulatory Juggernaut

Here is an excerpt from my recent piece in the Washington Examiner

"It's hard to find anything much more detrimental to economic growth than a $1.5 trillion federal income tax, but thanks to the Obama administration's regulatory juggernaut, you certainly don't have to look far. Indeed, the economic cost of regulatory compliance now totals an astonishing $1.88 trillion, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute. This "hidden tax" on consumers, households and business has reached critical mass and may now be the chief reason the economy is stuck in low gear growing at just 0.5 percent in the first quarter of this year. And the most recent figures are even worse. U.S. job growth in May was the slowest in five years with 458,000 people leaving the labor force. That means nearly 95 million people are no longer working and the civilian labor-force participation rate is just 62.6 percent — the lowest since the 'malaise' of the 1970s."

Read the rest of the editorial here.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Remembering D-Day 2016

On this 72nd anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces stormed the beaches at Normandy, we should all remember their bravery, sacrifice, and the lessons learned from a world at war. The cost of freedom is dear and those who bore the greatest price should remain forever in our thoughts and prayers.

Today, after 15 years of conflict since the attack on the World Trade Centers, this generation of Americans has also witnessed the human cost of war. That’s why it remains our solemn responsibility to make certain our fighting men and women are supremely prepared, equipped and supported on all their missions abroad.

It’s also our duty to take care of them when they return from the battlefield.

Since 9-11, the Dept. of Defense now estimates that over 6,000 American troops have lost their lives and over 52,000 have been wounded in action since fighting began. And though the financial cost of our efforts abroad is estimated to be anywhere from $4 to $6 trillion--it pales in comparison to the toll on American military families.

WWII lasted four long bloody years, yet after 15 years fighting the war on terror, many Americans (and veterans) are justifiably frustrated. They still see terrorist attacks around the world. They see terrorists being recruited right here in Minnesota from an out of control refugee admissions program. They see our porous borders and worry about homeland security.

They tragically wonder whether all our blood and treasure has been enough.