APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (KMSP) - Former talk radio host Jason Lewis won the Republican Party’s endorsement for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District on Saturday. in his race for Congress in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District Saturday.
Lewis is hoping to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. John Kline. The Republican congressman has served in the House since 2002.
After six rounds of voting, Lewis received the majority of votes at the 2nd District GOP convention in Apple Valley. Lewis beat out three other candidates: activist David Gerson, former lawmaker John Howe and Gene Rechtzigel.
Businesswoman Darlene Miller was also in the running, but asked to be removed from the ballot before voting began. Miller said she still intends to run in the primary on Aug. 9.
The winner of the primary will face DFL-endorsed candidate Angie Craig in the general election.