Lewis ran an amazing campaign, even winning the most overall votes on the second ballot, with her supporters playing a decisive role in putting O’Toole over the top.
In very good news for the Conservative Party and all Canadians, Leslyn Lewis has announced that she will run for the party in the next election.
Lewis ran an amazing leadership campaign, going from a virtual unknown to someone who shook up the race, won the popular vote on the second ballot, dominated in many of the most Conservative regions of the country, and put Erin O’Toole over the top through the third ballot support of her backers.
Despite her historic run being ignored by much of the establishment press, Lewis proved to be a skilled campaigner, reaching out across the Conservative Party and bring many different coalitions in the party together to support her.
By announcing that she will run for the party, Lewis will help build up support for the party and help the party expand.
Here’s the announcement Lewis made on her website:
“I have been so touched by the thousands of emails and messages I have received since the Leadership election results were announced on Sunday night.
Today I spoke with Erin O’Toole. In addition to personally congratulating him on his victory and pledging my support, I confirmed my commitment to running as part of our Conservative team in the next election.
The exact seat that I will run for has yet to be determined, but I wanted to let you know that you can help me by contributing to my election readiness fund. That way no matter when the right seat opens up, or if the Liberals fall in a confidence vote in October, I will be ready and fully funded to take them on and win a seat in the House of Commons.
In order to pay off my final expenses from the leadership race and have a solid election war-chest ready to go, I am asking you to help me raise $50,000 by making a donation today.
It’s time to bring my approach of courage, compassion and common sense to Parliament and I’m excited to get to work on making that a reality.
Thank you once again.”
The future for the Conservative Party is looking good so far.
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