World News – CA – Minnesota GOP Senate Candidate Undergoes Emergency Surgery


Former Rep Jason Lewis gives his concession speech, November 6, 2018 | Andy Clayton-King / AP Photo

Minnesota Republican Jason Lewis, party candidate for the Senate, underwent successful emergency surgery on Monday to repair a severe internal hernia, his campaign said in a statement

Lewis, a former congressman for a term, is running against Democratic Senator Tina Smith, who is running for a full term after winning a special election in 2018 Lewis’s campaign manager said in a statement on Monday morning that Lewis had been taken to hospital with severe abdominal pain, and doctors determined that this required immediate surgery

« After tests and examinations, doctors determined that he suffered from a severe internal hernia, a diagnosis they said was life-threatening if not treated promptly, » said said Tom Szymanski, Lewis campaign manager « As such, Congressman Lewis was rushed into emergency surgery he is currently undergoing

« Before being taken to the operating room, Jason was in good spirits, optimistic and true to form, he was speculating on when he could return to the campaign, eager to continue fighting for his fellow Minnesota people. » Szymanski added. He said the campaign will publish more information as it becomes available

« I am very happy to report that, according to congressman Lewis’ doctor, her emergency surgery this morning to treat an internal hernia was successful and minimally invasive provided her recovery continues over a period of time. positive trajectory, doctors predict that he will likely be released from hospital in the next few days, « he said

In a Twitter post, Smith said that she and her husband Archie « wished Jason Lewis successful surgery and a speedy recovery »

Lewis was defeated for re-election to his House seat in 2018, but encountered little opposition to become the party’s candidate to take on Smith, who was nominated in 2018 to take the former seat of Al Franken

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