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Eagan, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Jason Lewis for U.S Senate campaign issued a statement this afternoon indicating the Republican Senate candidate's surgery was successful.

Campaign Manager Tom Symanzki reported the procedure was minimally invasive and Lewis his doctors anticipate that he will likely be discharged from the hospital in a couple of days. Emergency surgery was ordered for Lewis this morning after he sought treatment for severe abdominal pain and was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening internal hernia.

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Eagan, MN (KROC AM News) - 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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