MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Jason Lewis, the former Republican congressman and current Senate candidate, had a successful emergency surgery Monday, his campaign says.
According to a statement, Lewis went to an emergency room early Monday morning after experiencing stomach pain. Doctors determined he was suffering from a severe internal hernia, which can be life-threatening if not dealt with quickly.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: 'Heavy, Heavy, Heavy Snow' To Hit Northeastern Minnesota
Lewis was rushed into surgery, which his campaign says “was successful and minimally invasive”. The congressman is expected to be discharged within the next couple of days.
GOOD NEWS! The dr. has said Jason's surgery was successful & he's optimistic Jason will be discharged within the next couple days.
In the meantime, our campaign isn't missing a beat & the fight to restore Minnesota's economy, protect our police & defend the Constitution rolls on pic.twitter.com/UAo3n0vckS
— Jason Lewis (@LewisForMN) October 26, 2020
“On behalf of Jason and his wife Leigh, thank you for all the prayers and well wishes that have poured in from across the nation, and let me assure you that nothing will keep Jason Lewis sidelined in his fight to protect Minnesotans from the radical left’s assault on our police officers, economy and our Minnesota way of life,” Campaign Manager Tom Szymanski said.READ MORE: 6 Straight Wins For Wild As Kaprizov Nets Shootout Winner Against Maple Leafs
The Republican Party of Minnesota released a statement wishing Lewis a speedy recovery.
“Jason is the biggest fighter we know,” Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan wrote. “He cares so much about Minnesota and has worked hard this entire campaign cycle. We look forward to seeing Jason again on the campaign trail soon and will work on his behalf until he returns.”
In 2016, Lewis was elected to congress from Minnesota’s 2nd District. He lost a rematch election in 2018 to Democrat Angie Craig.MORE NEWS: Hastings Community Rallies In Support Of Child Outed As Transgender As Part Of School Board Election
Currently, Lewis is campaigning to unseat Democratic Sen. Tina Smith in the November election.