Jason Lewis announces run for Congress in Second District
J. Patrick Coolican
October 12, 2015 — 12:16pm
Conservative commentator and author Jason Lewis announced that he's running for Congress to replace Rep. John Kline, who is not running again. Lewis joins several candidates running in the Second Congressional District, which includes the suburbs south and east of St. Paul.
Star Tribune blogger Michael Brodkorb reported last week that Lewis filed necessary paperwork for the run.
Lewis left his KTLK (1130 AM) radio show last year to focus on his libertarian website, Galt.io, which named after the libertarian hero of the Ayn Rand novel, "Atlas Shrugged."
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."