Nationally syndicated radio show host, author and activist Jason Lewis will officially be the Republican on the ticket against Democratic candidate Angie Craig in November to replace retiring US Representative John Kline in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. With 284 of 292 precincts reporting, Lewis won with 48.8% of the vote.
Business Executive and incumbent-endorsed Darlene Miller came in second with 30.71% of the vote. Former State Senator and Mayor John Howe came in third with 13.72%. Small business owner and local Trump spokesperson Matthew Erickson took home only 6.77% of the vote.
This race is being watched by the nation after being deemed a “US House Battleground District.” Lewis and Howe entered the race after incumbent John Kline announced he was retiring, Miller later joined them on the campaign trail.
Lewis won the republican endorsement in early May, but Miller and Howe decided to stay in the race to primary Lewis after the endorsement. Erickson entered the race later, saying he was unhappy with who “party insiders” had chosen to endorse.
Lewis takes on lone Democratic candidate Angie Craig, who has raised massive campaign funds over the last several months. In 2014 Kline defeated democratic candidate Mike Obermueller and independent candidate Paula Overby with 56% of the vote.
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