Minnesota US Senate candidate discharged from hospital


The Republican candidate for the US Senate seat from Minnesota has been released from a Minnesota hospital, following an emergency surgery procedure earlier this week.

Jason Lewis, who faces incumbent Democrat Tina Smith for the state's lone US Senate seat, was rushed into emergency surgery on Monday after being diagnosed with a severe internal hernia, according to campaign manager Tom Szymanski.

"I want to thank Dr. Smith and the entire ICU staff for a successful surgery and stellar care," Lewis wrote on Twitter Wednesday evening. I also want to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes."

Lewis will return to his Woodbury home, where he will "work as hard as I am able to over these next six days to ensure Minnesota finally gets a senator who prioritizes economic growth and good paying jobs, funding the police and protecting Minnesotans from the radical left's unconstitutional proposals like gun control and packing the Supreme Court."