Monday, November 30, 2015

Lewis Garners Key Endorsements

Courtesy David Montgomery, Pioneer Press/
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.
Sen. Dave Thompson, Sen. Dan Hall and Rep. Steve Drazkowski, all outspoken conservative lawmakers, backed Lewis as a conservative with good communication skills. They were joined by Bill Cooper, a former chairman of the statewide GOP.
“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.

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