Minnesota GOP Senate Candidate Jason Lewis, who is within striking distance of his opponent sitting Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota.
This surge by Lewis has also left the Trump campaign optimistic that they can turn the state red.
According to The Daily Wire:
U.S. Senate Candidate Jason Lewis (R-MN) exited a “successful” emergency surgery several hours after his campaign announced the former GOP congressman had been rushed to the hospital on Monday morning after suffering from severe abdominal pain.
“I am pleased to report that according to Congressman Lewis’ doctor, his emergency surgery this morning to treat an internal hernia was successful and minimally invasive,” said Campaign Manager Tom Syzmanski in a statement Monday afternoon.
Syzmanksi, who revealed earlier in the day Lewis was undergoing emergency treatment for a “severe internal hernia,” said Lewis could be released from the hospital in the next couple of days, so long as his “recovery continues on a positive trajectory.”
In the aftermath of Lewis’ hospitalization, the Minnesota Republican Party sent well wishes to Lewis and his family, hoping for a quick recovery, as did Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), the sitting senator from Minnesota running against Lewis.
— MNGOP (@mngop) October 26, 2020
Archie and I are wishing Jason Lewis a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
— Tina Smith (@TinaSmithMN) October 26, 2020
Lewis’ campaign manager issued a statement providing an update and promising to continue the fight:
GOOD NEWS! The dr. has said Jason's surgery was successful & he's optimistic Jason will be discharged within the next couple days.
In the meantime, our campaign isn't missing a beat & the fight to restore Minnesota's economy, protect our police & defend the Constitution rolls on pic.twitter.com/UAo3n0vckS
— Jason Lewis (@LewisForMN) October 26, 2020
The last time Minnesota was won by a Republican was in 1972 when Richard Nixon won every state except Massachusetts.