Contact: Mike Osskopp
Phone: 651-271-7656

August 3, 2016–Cottage Grove, MN…Today, the Jason Lewis for Congress campaign released the following statement in response to the announcement that liberal Rep. Steny Hoyer will campaign with Angie Craig tomorrow:

“It’s no surprise that one of Washington D.C.’s most liberal politicians is campaigning with one of the most left wing candidates running this year. Throughout his time in Congress, Steny Hoyer has voted against securing our borders, school choice, and even against a ban on partial birth abortion.”

“Hoyer has voted time and time again against common-sense reforms that would help the families of Minnesota and across the nation, and with Angie Craig, Minnesota would get more of the same kind of rubber stamp, liberal agenda Hoyer has supported.”

“The left wing establishment is coming out in full force for Angie Craig, and this is just the first example of national liberals coming to Minnesota to tell us who to vote for. Minnesota deserves an independent voice fighting for our families in Washington, not more of the same failed liberal policies that have left our hardworking citizens struggling to make ends meet.”

Jason Lewis spent 25 years on the air as a voice in the conservative movement.  An active Minnesota resident for two decades, he and his wife Leigh have two young daughters, Lindsey and Lauren.  Jason organized the first annual tax rally that has become a tradition in St. Paul, with thousands gathering to fight to keep more of what they earn.  Jason is also an author, public speaker, and started his career as a business owner running Lewis Motor Supply, a small business founded by his grandfather.

Lewis has been endorsed by Congressman Tom Emmer, the Republican Party of Minnesota, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, the Freedom Club, the Powerline Blog, State Senator Dan Hall, State Senator Karin Housley, State Senator Eric Pratt, State Senator Dave Thompson, State Representative Tony Albright, State Representative Matt Dean, State Representative Steve Drazkowski, State Representative Kelly Fenton, State Representative Jon Koznick, State Representative Kathy Lohmer, State Representative Bob Loonan, State Representative Linda Runbeck, State Representative Bob Vogel, 2014 Gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson, U of MN Board of Regents and former State Representative Laura Brod, South St. Paul Councilman Bill Flatley, former MNGOP Chair Bill Cooper, former Speaker Kurt Zellers, former candidate for Governor and CEO of Celcuity Brian Sullivan, 2nd Amendment advocate Dr. John Lott, 2008 national delegate and veteran Chris Andryski, retired Army Captain and Iraq War veteran Jake Duesenberg, U.S. Air Force Veteran Nathan Krogstad, United States Marine Corps Veteran Greg O’Connor.

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