Three current lawmakers and a former chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota on Monday endorsed former talk radio host Jason Lewis for Congress in Minnesota’s Second District.
“There is nobody better at communicating with people from anywhere on the political spectrum,” Thompson said in a statement released by Lewis’s campaign. “But more importantly, Jason is committed to our values, he is consistent, and he is knowledgeable.”
Lewis is facing off against four other Republicans for the Second District GOP nomination. Former Sen. John Howe, former Rep. Pam Myhra, activist David Gerson and newcomer David Benson-Staebler are also in the race.
Thompson and Hall served in the Minnesota Senate with Howe. Drazkowski served in the Minnesota House of Representatives with Myhra.
Monday’s announcement appears to be the first significant endorsements in the Republican contest by any elected officials or party leaders.
On the Democratic side, Angie Craig, Mary Lawrence and Roger Kittelson are seeking their party’s nomination. The seat is currently held by Republican Rep. John Kline, who is retiring.