Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of U.S. Senator Tina Smith’s (D. MN) re-election campaign:
Minnesota is one of the most competitive states in the country in 2020, and Republicans are aggressively targeting my friend Sen. Tina Smith’s seat in particular.
Tina fought hard to win her 2018 special election, and now, she’s fighting for working Minnesotans by improving access to affordable health care and by taking dark money out of politics to make Washington work for voters again.
But while she does all that, Tina had to jump right back into campaign mode. In fact, Tina is the only senator who has to run in back-to-back general elections.
To top it all off, Trump has hand-picked and endorsed former Rep. Jason Lewis to defeat Tina Smith and has been called a “mini-Trump”:
- He’s chosen special interests over Minnesotans.
- He’s tried to dismantle health protections for pre-existing conditions.
- He’s made many deeply offensive comments about women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community.
We know exactly what kind of leader Lewis will be — and Minnesotans deserve better. They deserve Tina’s strong and thoughtful leadership.