March 30, 2016
Late last week the respected publication National Journal published an article titled: “Why
Republicans Could Lose a House Seat in Minnesota.”
The article identifies Jason Lewis and his past comments as some of the key factors that put the Second Congressional District at risk for
Republicans. Here is an excerpt from that article:
“The latest issue to roil the race was the uncovering of past comments on women and slavery from another GOP candidate, former radio talk show host Jason Lewis … In his 2011 book, Lewis wrote that Abraham Lincoln ‘exploited the issue’ of slavery.”
Not only did Jason Lewis stand by his past comments, he also said something else that was very revealing…he said: “We don’t have to spend half a million dollars. … I’ve got a loyal following.”
What this means, of course, is that Jason will not have the money to be competitive, much less have the money to defend himself against the DFL attacks that are sure to come. But the Democrats WILL have the money to win the District. As stated by the National Journal: “Wealthy businesswoman Angie Craig faces a clear path to the Democratic nomination and had nearly $1 million in cash on hand by Dec. 31.” Thus, the Democrats are united and primed to win.
Republicans cannot risk this seat. We need to nominate someone who is a proven conservative, has a proven record of winning elections and has the money to defeat Angie Craig.