A Republican fighting for a key Senate seat found himself at an emergency room early Monday morning.
Jason Lewis, who will be facing off against Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), needed an emergency hernia surgery.
According to reports, he should be released within a few days.
Obviously, it is never a good time to get rushed to the hospital, but the timing of this particular health problem could not have come at a worse time for Lewis.
Lewis is locked in one of the closer races in this year’s Senate races.
While he was trailing by double digits at one point, some recent polling has him almost even with Senator Smith.
Lewis’ medical emergency, however, will ground him for most of the last week heading into election day…
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis's emergency hernia surgery was successful and he could be released from the hospital within a couple days, his campaign manager says.
Lewis was hospitalized this morning for severe abdominal pain. pic.twitter.com/H3q6MQzWAD
— Theo Keith (@TheoKeith) October 26, 2020
Normally, an opponent would halt campaigning due to such a situation, but we do not see that happening with the new version of the Democrat party.
Holding the Senate
The biggest question in this election, other than the presidential election, is if Republicans can hold the Senate.
They currently hold a 53-47 advantage, but there are seats on both sides that are now up for grabs in this year’s election.
If Republicans are able to flip a few seats, such as Minnesota, it would all but ensure they hold their edge, even if they lose a few seats currently held by Republican incumbents.
With Lewis now currently sidelined, it will be up to Lewis’ surrogates and We the People to get the word out and keep him in this fight.
Get well soon, Mr. Lewis, because you need to get back into this fight and turn that blue seat red so we can keep this country moving forward.