Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Jason Lewis has been rushed to a hospital for emergency surgery, according to his campaign manager.
In a statement, Jason Lewis for Senate campaign manager Tom Szymanski said:
“Early this morning, Congressman Lewis was rushed to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain. Following tests and examination, doctors determined that he is suffering from a severe internal hernia, a diagnosis which they indicated is life-threatening if not treated quickly.”
Jason was rushed into emergency surgery this morning. Please keep him in your prayers & see full statement below.
True to form- Jason was in good spirits, optimistic, and speculating about when he could resume campaigning, eager to continue fighting for his fellow Minnesotans. pic.twitter.com/Mrw1hVf0Cs
— Jason Lewis (@LewisForMN) October 26, 2020
Lewis is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota’s 2nd district. He is running against incumbent U.S. Senator Tina Smith in the upcoming election.