Jason Lewis

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Jason Lewis
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Former U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 2nd District
From: January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019
Predecessor John Kline
Successor Angie Craig
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Party Republican
Spouse(s) Leigh Lewis
Religion Roman Catholic[1]

Jason Mark Lewis (born September 23, 1955 (age 65)) is a conservative commentator, radio show host, and former U.S. representative from Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, having been elected in 2016 and defeated for re-election the 2018 midterms. He unsuccessfully ran for United States Senate in the 2020 elections to challenge incumbent Tina Smith, an establishment-backed Democrat.

Lewis has spoken out against the far-left agenda of defunding the police and has received the endorsement of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association.[2][3]

U.S. House of Representatives

2016 election

Lewis ran for U.S. House of Representatives in 2016, defeating Democrat opponent Angie Craig by just under 2% of the votes cast in a close race.[4] He narrowly outperformed Donald Trump in the latter's concurrent presidential race; Trump won the district over Hillary Clinton by one percentage point.

2018 election

Facing a rematch with Craig in the 2018 midterms, Rep. Lewis was defeated in his re-election bid by just under 6% of the vote.[5]

2020 Senate campaign

For more information, see 2020 United States Senate election in Minnesota

Lewis announced in late August 2019 his run for U.S. Senate to challenge Democrat Tina Smith.[6] Despite running a very strong campaign in the blue state along with President Trump in hopes of carrying it, he lost the general election to Smith by six points.[7]

Political views

A strong conservative, Lewis is pro-life, fiscally conservative, and an ardent opponent of the homosexual agenda.[8]

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