On the opening day of the Minnesota State Fair (Thurs), former Congressman, Republican Jason Lewis announced he’ll challenge Democratic U-S Senator Tina Smith in 2020:

“I think with what’s going on with ‘The Squad’, with the port-side drift — I don’t think even port-side — I mean, it’s far left drift to the Democratic Party, you’re seeing a lot of people becoming ‘woke’ all right — but woke with worry that this is not what they bargained for.”

But Governor Tim Walz says Minnesotans are “pretty satisfied with Senator Smith”:

“Minnesotans have seen that Senator Smith is the leader they thought she would be…. She’s providing a voice and she’s doing it I think with that Minnesota dignity and tenacity.”