Minnesota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis was rushed into emergency surgery Monday for a severe internal hernia, just eight days before the election, his campaign announced.
The condition is life-threatening if not treated quickly, the campaign said in a statement. Lewis, a one-term former congressman best known to Minnesota voters from his days as a conservative talk radio host, is challenging incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith.
Campaign manager Tom Szymanski said in the statement that Lewis experienced severe abdominal pain early Monday morning and was taken to an emergency room.
Biden’s lead is Minnesota is +8 according to the @FiveThirtyEight average.
A @surveyusa poll taken last week found Republican Jason Lewis trailing Sen. Tina Smith by just 1 point.
— Dave Catanese (@davecatanese) October 23, 2020