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DNT DEBATE: U.S. Senator Tina Smith Believes That We Need Systemic Reforms to Policing So That Every Minnesotan--Including Black, Brown, and Indigenous People--Feels Safe In Their Communities

ST. PAUL [9/18/20] — U.S. Senator Tina Smith does not support defunding the police. While Sen. Smith has been on the record making her position clear, Republican GOP candidate Jason Lewis has repeatedly spewed lies about Sen. Smith’s stance. (Read the full release here)

DNT DEBATE: Jason Lewis Has Repeatedly Sided with Special Interests Instead of Hardworking Minnesotans

ST. PAUL [9/18/20]–Republican Senate candidate Jason Lewis has a long history of siding with special interests, instead of fighting for hardworking Minnesotans. He has turned his back on families by voting to give corporations a massive tax handout–in addition to voting to gut protections for Minnesotans with pre-existing conditions–and he opposed allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. The list goes on: Lewis advocated for raising the retirement age and changes to Social Security that would reduce benefit payments, and he has embraced Trump’s calls to gut the program. (Read the full release here)

DNT DEBATE: U.S. Senator Tina Smith Successfully Secures Relief to Help Minnesotans Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

ST. PAUL [9/18/20] — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Tina Smith has fought on behalf of all Minnesotans to expand telehealth services, secure free diagnostic COVID-19 testing, and provide aid to farmers. She has helped secure billions to assist Minnesota in responding to the outbreak, and she also introduced legislation with Senator Elizabeth Warren to provide $50 billion in relief to rescue the childcare industry. (Read the full release here)

DNT DEBATE: U.S. Senator Tina Smith is an Effective Senator for Greater Minnesota

ST. PAUL [9/18/20]–U.S. Senator Tina Smith has proved she fights for all Minnesotans–and that includes Greater Minnesota. Sen. Smith across party lines to get things done, and her record on health care, agriculture, broadband, and mental health services prove just that. (Read the full release here)

DNT DEBATE: GOP Senate Candidate Jason Lewis Downplays Coronavirus Outbreak and Spreads Misinformation, Puts Minnesotans’ Health At Risk

ST. PAUL [9/18/20]–Republican Senate candidate Jason Lewis has been downplaying the seriousness of coronavirus for months. From the beginning, Lewis has spread baseless conspiracy theories and misinformation, and he has denigrated public health experts. (Read the full release here)

DNT DEBATE: U.S. Senator Tina Smith Works With Democrats and Republicans To Deliver for Minnesotans

ST. PAUL [9/18/20]–U.S. Senator Tina Smith has worked across the aisle to get things done for Minnesotans. Sen. Smith worked with Democrats and Republicans to pass important legislation, with over a dozen of her bills and provisions signed into law by Republican president Donald Trump. (Read the full release here)

Minnesotans Can’t Count on Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Jason Lewis to Put Their Interests Before His Own Extreme Views

ST. PAUL [09/18/20]–Today, U.S. Senator Sen. Tina Smith will face off against her Republican challenger Jason Lewis in a debate hosted by the Duluth News Tribune and the Duluth Chamber of Congress at 11 a.m. While Sen. Smith has worked with her Republican colleagues in the Senate to get over a dozen bills and provisions signed into law, Lewis has displayed that he is incapable of putting aside his own extreme views and putting Minnesotans’ interests first. (Read the full release here)

Ahead of Early Voting, U.S. Senator Tina Smith Announces Support for Slate of Women Candidates

ST. PAUL [9/17/20]–Ahead of early voting, which begins tomorrow, September 18, U.S. Senator Tina Smith announced that she’s supporting a slate of DFL women candidates who are running in competitive districts across Minnesota. (Read the full release here)

Jason Lewis Said Hearing ‘Working Together’ with Democrats Would Make Him ‘Implode’ & Said it is the ‘Most Nauseating Cop-Out’

ST. PAUL [09/17/20]––Jason Lewis–Republican candidate for U.S. Senate–wants everyone to know that hearing the words “working together”with Democrats makes him want to “implode” and says it’s the “most nauseating cop-out.” That’s what he proudly proclaimed in an interview with Bob Davis in 2014, espousing yet again his extreme views and penchant for supporting gridlock. He has also fallen in line with President Trump’s rigid ideology, declaring he has “no disagreements” with the President–showing that his allegiance to Trump would get in the way of what’s best for Minnesotans. (Read the full release here)

In His Own Words, Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate Jason Lewis Proves He Won’t Work Across the Aisle for Minnesota Families: ‘I Happen To Like Gridlock’

ST. PAUL [09/16/20]–Minnesotans need only listen to Republican Senate candidate Jason Lewis’ own words to know his approach to problems. In an interview in July 2011 with Fox Business, Lewis proclaimed “now, you know, I happen to like gridlock. I get real nervous when politicians start to compromise.” (Read the full release here)

Republican Senate Candidate Jason Lewis Says Hearing Word Bipartisan Makes Him ‘a Little Itchy’

ST. PAUL [09/15/20]—In new, previously unseen video footage, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Jason Lewis once declared that he “get[s] a little itchy” when he hears the term “bipartisan”—making it clear he will put his own rigid views ahead of what’s best for Minnesota and working with others to get things done. (Read the full release here)

GOP Senate Candidate Jason Lewis Says ‘Forget About Compromising’ & ‘You Must Obliterate’ People with Opposing Views

ST. PAUL [09/14/20]–In previously unreported tapes from the Jason Lewis Show, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis reveals just how far his opposition to compromise and working together across the aisle goes. (Read the full release here)

GOP Candidate for U.S. Senate Jason Lewis Founded Online Platform That Promoted Misinformation and Hate Speech, Including Pro-Hitler Documentary

ST. PAUL [09/10/20] – A new report from Buzzfeed revealed that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis founded a site called Galt.io, an online platform that promoted hateful rhetoric and misinformation. (Read the full release here)

Jason Lewis Scammed Supporters With Multi-Level Marketing Scheme

ST. PAUL [09/10/20] – A new report from the Minnesota Reformer revealed that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis helped run a multi-level marketing scheme called Youngevity, which claimed its products helped treat, cure, mitigate and/or prevent cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia, autism, ADHD, anxiety, MS and many more diseases and disorders. (Read the full release here)

Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation PAC Endorses Tina Smith for U.S. Senate

ST. PAUL [09/01/20] –Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith’s campaign announced that the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation PAC has endorsed her for re-election to the U.S. Senate because of her work on behalf of Minnesota farmers and rural communities. (Read the full release here)

Following First Debate in August, Sen. Smith Agrees to Debates in September and October

ST. PAUL [08/21/20] — Today, the Smith campaign announced that U.S. Senator Tina Smith has agreed to participate in debates in September and October hosted by the Duluth News Tribune/Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and Minnesota Public Radio, respectively. (Read the full release here)

 

Smith Campaign Slams Lewis for Continuing to Denigrate USPS, Standing by Trump as Delays Hindered Delivery of Prescription Drugs and Ballots

ST. PAUL [08/19/20]–Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith’s re-election campaign condemned Republican Senate candidate Jason Lewis for continuing to denigrate the United States Postal Service (USPS) and cheering on President Trump while his administration dismantled the critical service Minnesotans rely on for prescription medications and their livelihoods. (Read the full release here)

FARMFEST: In Senate Debate, Sen. Smith Outlines Her Effective, Bipartisan Record and Underscores How She Delivers For Minnesota’s Agriculture Community

Today, U.S. Senator for Minnesota Tina Smith once again took part in the Farmfest Senate debate and proved she fights for Minnesota’s agriculture community. Sen. Smith works across party lines to get things done, and her record reflects that. (Read the full release here)

FARMFEST: Sen Smith Is a Strong Advocate for Rural Broadband

Senator Tina Smith has worked tirelessly to expand broadband access in Minnesota. Her work on broadband access has been a long-time priority while in public office, and she has secured millions in grants while serving in the Senate to close the digital divide. (Read the full release here)

FARMFEST: Jason Lewis Voted Against Bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill

In 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the final Farm Bill (369-47) that dictates most of the country’s agricultural and food programs until 2023. Former Congressman Jason Lewis was the only member of the Minnesota delegation–Republican or Democrat–to vote against the Farm Bill that provided a crucial lifeline and much-needed stability to Minnesota farmers, and included permanent funding for veteran, minority and beginning farmers. (Read the full release here)

FARMFEST: Sen. Smith Delivered For Farmers In 2018 Farm Bill

Senator Tina Smith has always been a strong advocate for Minnesota agriculture. When she first arrived in the Senate, Sen. Smith successfully fought to be a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, as she knows how crucial farming is to Minnesota’s economy. (Read the full release here)

FARMFEST: Sen. Smith Has Helped Deliver Health Care to Rural Minnesota

As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) and the Rural Health Caucus, Senator Tina Smith understands how important health care is to Minnesotans. (Read the full release here)

FARMFEST: Jason Lewis Supports Efforts to Rip Health Care From Millions During Global Pandemic

Republican U.S. Senate candidate for Minnesota Jason Lewis sides with big corporations and drug companies time and time again, proving that he won’t put the needs of Minnesota families before special interests. What’s more, he stands by the Trump Administrations’ efforts to take away thousands of Minnesotans’ health care, even during a global pandemic. (Read the full release here)

FARMFEST: Sen. Smith Fights For Fair Trade And Helped Secure Improvements to the USMCA

Sen. Tina Smith understands the impact that trade plays in Minnesota’s economy and fully supports fair trade. When fair trade policies are in place, Minnesota workers, businesses and farmers are able to get ahead. (Read the full release here)

FARMFEST: Sen. Smith Believes in Strengthening Rural Energy for America Program

As part of her work on the 2018 Farm Bill, Senator Tina Smith fought to strengthen and fund the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to help farmers transition to energy efficient operations. (Read the full release here)

FARMFEST: Sen. Smith’s Record Shows Strong Bipartisanship and Effectiveness to Get Things Done for Minnesota

U.S. Senator Tina Smith has proven time and time again that she is a senator who can get things done. In the Senate, Sen. Smith has a solid record of working across the aisle to get things done for Minnesotans. (Read the full release here)

FARMFEST: Jason Lewis is a Climate Change Denier and Opposes Supporting Wind and Solar Energy

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis’ rigid, anti-environmental ideology would harm Minnesota’s farmers, agriculture and natural treasures. (Read the full release here)

FARMFEST: Sen. Smith Works to Protect Environment and Conservation Practices

Senator Tina Smith has proven her dedication to protecting Minnesota’s environment and water. Sen. Smith introduced legislation that would achieve net-zero emissions from the electric sector by mid-century and worked across the aisle on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (Read full release here)

FARMFEST: Sen. Smith is a Strong Supporter of the Renewable Fuel Standard; Fights Back Against “Small Refinery Waivers” at Every Turn

As Ranking Member of the Senate Rural Development and Energy Subcommittee, Sen. Tina Smith understands that we need to stand up for Minnesota farmers and the agriculture community. She is a strong supporter of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), recognizing that thousands of Minnesotans are employed in the ethanol and biofuel industries. Meanwhile, Republican Senate candidate Jason Lewis has said that he hopes to personally “eliminate” the RFS one day. (Read full release here)

FARMFEST: Sen. Smith Delivered For Minnesota Agriculture in COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Senator Tina Smith helped secure funding to expand telehealth services and to provide aid for Minnesota farmers. (Read the full release here)

A Look at U.S. Senator Tina Smith’s Recent Campaign Stops Across Minnesota

ST. PAUL [07/20/20]–U.S. Senator Tina Smith has spent the past two weeks traveling across Minnesota and attending virtual meetings with small business owners, health care professionals, and local leaders to talk about the issues that matter to them, including the impact of the coronavirus, and the need to expand access to affordable housing and high-quality health care. (Read the full release here)

North Central States Council of Carpenters Endorses Tina Smith for U.S. Senate

ST. PAUL [07/01/20] — Today, Senator Tina Smith’s campaign announced the endorsement of the North Central States Council of Carpenters for her re-election to the U.S. Senate. Sen. Smith sits on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), and the Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety. (Read the full release here)

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