March 30, 2016
… “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.
“Jason has said a lot of outrageous and indefensible things over the years,” said St. Paul-based Republican consultant Brian McClung, who was a spokesman for former Gov. Tim Pawlenty. “And that would make it much more difficult for Republicans to hold the seat.”
In his 2011 book, Lewis wrote that Abraham Lincoln “exploited the issue” of slavery. On his radio show in 2012, Lewis said, “There’s something about young, single women where they’re behaving like Stepford wives. They walk in lockstep. Is that really the most important thing to a 25-year-old unmarried woman—getting me to pay for her pills?” He also asserted that single women are “simply ignorant of the important issues in life,” remarks that prompted former Republican candidate Pam Myhra to call for him to end his campaign.