ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses Jason Lewis for U.S. Senate in Minnesota

For Immediate Release: July 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Jason Lewis for U.S. Senate in Minnesota.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “A businessman, talk radio host, and former Congressman, Jason Lewis is a steadfast Tea Party conservative with the experience to get things done in Washington. He has been a friend of Tea Party Express since he participated in one of our first Minnesota rallies that encouraged conservatives to become politically active. His steadfast support and leadership in the conservative movement makes us excited to endorse his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

“During his tenure in Congress, Jason Lewis fought tirelessly for the Tea Party principles of fiscal responsibility, limited government, and economic freedom. He proudly supported the historic tax cuts and regulatory reform that produced record economic growth, and he used his position on the House Budget Committee to advocate cutting wasteful spending and eliminating the unsustainable federal budget deficit. We need staunch conservative leaders like Jason in the Senate to be a bulwark against the radical left’s assault on the values and ideals we hold dear as Americans. With decades of private sector experience, he knows that the only way to get our economy moving again and fix the broken system in Washington is to empower individuals and entrepreneurs and reduce the size, cost, and intrusiveness of the government.

“With at least one Supreme Court seat likely to become vacant in the near future, it is critical that conservatives not only retain but expand our Senate majority. The next justice could change the Court’s ideological makeup for a generation, and a strong conservative Senate majority will prevent the Court from being led by activist liberals with twisted interpretations of the Constitution. Our country’s future is too precarious to leave in the hands of liberals like Tina Smith, who is just another vote for the left’s dangerous socialist agenda and the judges who will uphold it in court. It’s time to send her packing and elect committed conservative Jason Lewis to uphold Minnesota values and safeguard our country’s future,” Russo concluded.

The following are statements from Minnesota’s conservative leaders:

“This is an important election. Now that a new Socialist majority has taken over in the US House, this arguably is one of the most important elections in history. We must win. The future of our Republic is in the balance. Future generations of freedom-loving Americans are counting on us. I know Jason and his wife Leigh personally and I’ve worked with Jason in Congress and on the campaign trail. Jason can and will win! That’s why I endorse Jason Lewis for US Senate.” – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06), NRCC Chairman

“As a longtime conservative radio talk show host, Jason has always been on the frontlines defending our values and freedom, just as he is right now traveling across the state, advocating to reopen Minnesota for business and block the radical Democrats trying to defund the police. With the support of Minnesotans from all corners of our state and the complete and total endorsement of President Trump, Jason is running for the United States Senate to unseat radical Democrat Tina Smith and flip Minnesota red. As the founder and CEO of one of Minnesota’s largest employers, MyPillow, Inc., I’ve entrenched myself in our way of life and stand alongside thousands of hard-working Americans during these challenging times. I know Minnesota, and I know our Minnesota values. I’m confident that Jason Lewis shares those values and trust that he will fight for them every day as Senator.” – Mike Lindell, MyPillow Inventor & CEO (and native Minnesotan)

“Jason is a true friend and ally who is fighting for our way of life. He consistently stands with workers throughout the Eighth District, including the Iron Range. Jason visits northeastern Minnesota often, listening to hardworking families and touring the local mines to learn about their concerns about how Washington is attacking our way of life. I am proud to endorse Jason because we need his strong, conservative voice in the U.S. Senate to push back against the radical, socialist agenda that would abolish mines, kill manufacturing, and move our country backward. The stakes are high this year. I encourage all Republicans to get out and caucus for Jason.” – Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08)

“Republicans in Minnesota have gone unrepresented in the U.S. Senate for too long. This needs to change. We need someone who can defeat Tina Smith and restore some balance in Minnesota’s Senate delegation— and Jason Lewis is the man for the job. Jason Lewis shares our principles and values, and he is committed to fighting for them in the U.S. Senate. Support Jason Lewis—the First District needs his leadership in the U.S. Senate!” – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01)

“Minnesota currently has a senator who does not share our values and hasn’t represented our interests a single day she’s been in office. This needs to change. We need somebody who can beat Tina Smith in November. And that person is Jason Lewis. Jason Lewis knows what matters to Minnesotans. We need his voice in Washington!” – Minnesota State Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka

“MCCL Federal PAC has endorsed Jason Lewis for U.S. Senate. Lewis previously served in the U.S. House and compiled a 100 percent pro-life voting record. His opponent, former abortion industry executive Tina Smith, has earned a zero percent pro-life voting record during her time in Washington. She even opposed a bill to protect newborn babies who survive abortion—and spoke against it on the Senate floor in a flagrantly dishonest speech.” – Minnesota Concerned Citizens for Life

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