Midterms 2018 MINNESOTA – House Race: Jason Lewis (R) Gains Union Support over Angie Craig (D)
We need to capitalize on every single race to keep Republicans in power. We just found some good news, too.
Two major unions which backed Hillary Clinton in 2016 are now backing Republican Jason Lewis for Minnesota’s second district. The blue wave just keeps shrinking!
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Two Unions Endorse Minnesota Republican
Two of the largest trade unions in Minnesota are backing the reelection campaign of Republican representative Jason Lewis against a Democratic business executive.
The carpenters’ union and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49, both of which endorsed Hillary Clinton, will support the first-term congressman in the midterm elections in his rematch against former health care executive Angie Craig. Labor leaders praised Lewis’s record in Congress, highlighting his support for domestic energy development as well as his willingness to buck his political party. Lewis has supported Davis-Bacon, which favors union wage levels in federal projects despite the push in the conservative movement to abolish wage mandates.
“In Jason’s time in Congress he has cast repeated votes in support of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage and has led on the issue of changing school curriculum to encourage more people to look at careers in the construction industry,” carpenters’ spokesman Adam Duininck said in a release.
Meanwhile, the left is still obsessed with identity politics. Look at this report from In Style about Democrat Angie Craig:
If She Wins, Angie Craig Will Be the First Lesbian Mom in Congress
Before deciding to become a lawmaker herself, Angie Craig went head-to-head with the law to become a mother. “My partner and I spent three years fighting to keep our son Josh,” says Craig, whose landmark custody case helped establish same-sex couples’ right to adopt in Tennessee, where she and her wife were living at the time.
She now lives in Minnesota, where she’s the Democratic candidate to represent the state’s second Congressional District in the U.S. House. Josh is now 21 and has three brothers who all think it’s pretty cool that, if elected, Craig will be the first lesbian mother in Congress.
This is more important to the left than qualifications.
Come on Minnesota, vote for Jason Lewis!