DULUTH, MN-- The former U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District, Jason Lewis, announced back in August that he will be running for the United States Senate.
He has been campaigning around the northland and Sunday he stopped in Duluth.
Lewis, a Republican, has spent the last month campaigning on the Iron Range learning more about mining.
He says he believes copper-nickel mining could be the next renaissance for the Range.
Lewis says he is also a big supporter of local units of government making their own decisions for their community.
Lewis says he wants to specifically make sure rural communities have a voice.
"I firmly believe their voice has not been heard. The voices out here in greater Minnesota whether it is on the range or western Minnesota or southern Minnesota. They seem like the forgotten man and women of Minnesota. Everything is so centric to the cities and so I am making a deliberate attempt to make sure their voices are heard and they will be heard if I am the next senator," Lewis said.
Lewis will be taking on Senator Tina Smith.
He believes his experience in congress will be helpful in the senate.
Additionally, he has been endorsed by President Donald Trump.