Sen. Tina Smith defends seat in Minnesota

Sen. Tina Smith defends seat in Minnesota Photo: KSTP.

Updated: November 04, 2020 12:27 AM
Created: November 03, 2020 07:19 PM

Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith (DFL) has defeated Republican challenger Jason Lewis in the 2020 election.

Smith released the following statement early Wednesday morning:

"From the beginning, this campaign has been about what we can do to work together, find common ground, and get results for the good of Minnesota and our country. Even in the midst of the great division and great challenges of this past year, I've always felt that Minnesotans at heart believe that we are better together. Tonight, you have shown that you want to work together and make progress.

"Almost three years ago, I became your United States Senator, and two years ago you elected me to this job. I am honored, and grateful, that you have re-elected me to serve you in Washington for six years. And every week I will go to work thinking about you, and working for you.

"I want to take a moment to recognize my opponent, Jason Lewis. This has been a hard fought race, and I wish Jason and his family all the best. And to all the Minnesotans who voted for Mr. Lewis, I want you to know that I am your Senator also. We may not always agree, but I will always listen, and look for common ground and I'll work just as hard for you as for those who voted for me. The truth is, most issues that families face aren't political, they are about your lives, your jobs, your family's well being. I won't forget that.

"Thank you Minneosta for putting your trust in me. Tomorrow, we continue the work of moving our country forward."

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