Eagan, MN - Former Minnesota Congressman Jason Lewis was scheduled to undergo emergency surgery Monday morning for “a severe internal hernia” that was called life-threatening.

Campaign Manager Tom Szymanski released the following statement Monday morning:

“Early this morning, Congressman Lewis was rushed to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain. Following tests and examination, doctors determined that he is suffering from a severe internal hernia, a diagnosis which they indicated is life-threatening if not treated quickly. As such, Congressman Lewis was rushed into emergency surgery which he is now undergoing.

Prior to being taken to the operating room, Jason was in good spirits, optimistic, and true to form, he was speculating about when he could resume campaigning, eager to continue fighting for his fellow Minnesotans."

The Republican Lewis is in a tight race for the US Senate seat held by Democrat Tina Smith.

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