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Hibbing, MN (KROC AM News) - Minnesota US Senate candidate Jason Lewis is now recovering at home from the emergency surgery he underwent Monday.

The Republican Lewis was found to have a life-threatening hernia early Monday and was rushed into surgery at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing. He was discharged Wednesday and went to his home in Woodbury. Lewis is in a tight race with Democratic Senator Tina Smith.

He released this statement after his discharge:

"I would like to thank Dr. Wendell Smith and the entire ICU staff at the Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing for safely performing my emergency surgery and also for the stellar care I received afterward. I would also like to thank everyone who prayed for me and sent well wishes. I am walking, feeling well, catching up on work, and on my way back home to Woodbury. While I still need a little time to fully recover, I will be working as hard as I am able to over these next six days to ensure Minnesota finally gets a senator who prioritizes economic growth and good paying jobs, funding the police, and protecting Minnesotans from the radical left's unconstitutional proposals like gun confiscation and packing the Supreme Court."

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