What a night! My sincere thanks to everyone who worked so hard to secure our victory and what I believe to be a better day coming. I like to think you believed in me because I believed in you. Now it's on to the task at hand as there is plenty of work to do for the 2nd district and with your continued support we will get the job done for everyone. Thanks again.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
By Jason Lewis, November 03, 2016, Star Tribune
You and I have had a great conversation here in Minnesota for the better part of 25 years, so some of you may already know me as an independent voice, putting principle and policy ahead of partisan politics.
But for those who don’t, let me tell you why I believe I’m best suited to represent Minnesota’s Second District in Congress. I was raised in a small-business family, so I understand the struggles of meeting a payroll, balancing budgets and, frankly, wondering where the next customer might come from — and I understand the power of government.
You see, our family business was taken through the eminent domain process, so I, like so many of you, had to find a second career. I was fortunate enough to find one in broadcasting, and it worked out well. But now I worry whether those types of opportunities will still be around for the next generation of Minnesotans — including my two daughters.
Big government and special-interest policies have saddled our children with an unsustainable $19.5 trillion national debt, and in the process have priced them out of the health-care market, the housing market, the higher-education market and the good-paying-jobs market. They have in many ways priced our children, my young daughters included, out of the American Dream.