How Leslyn Lewis turned around a struggling campaign to contend for the Conservative leadership

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\u0027We could all see her potential. But the thing that\u0027s keeping her back is her campaign\u0027

Then, just as Lewis’ campaign was getting on a roll, the pandemic hit. The Conservative Party suspended the leadership race for a month, and pushed back the final voting day from June 27 to Aug. 21.

But they had access to the full party membership list and now had the money to afford premium video-conferencing services, so they were able to pivot quickly and keep introducing her to potential voters. On May 14, Lewis sent out an email with the subject line “My LIFE story,” where she discussed her own decision not to have an abortion when she got pregnant while articling at a law firm. She said friends told her she’d have to choose between her career or having a baby, but she was determined to choose both — even though it did make her career path more difficult.

On June 7, Lewis sent out an email with the subject line “Taking a knee” that blasted Justin Trudeau for attending the huge Black Lives Matter protest on Parliament Hill at a time when rules prevented such crowds for family gatherings, church services, weddings, and many other functions. A week later, Lewis wrote about her view of Black Lives Matters, saying she agreed with some parts of the movement but not with the proposed solutions, such as defunding police.

Having come so close is a tough way to lose, Outhouse said. “It’s kind of like losing a hockey game by one goal instead of five,” he said. “When you lose by five, you’re like, well, there’s nothing we could really do about it.”

 

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MikeGeraghty67 Struggling campaign = Ignored by MSM

Proud of ms. Lewis and how she conducted herself during the campaign. Such a pity we couldn’t vote for her- we were too late in registering.

I was scrolling and thought this was Jay Z in a wig.

She’s Black and female and accomplished that’s it in the age of shallow identity politics she’s perfect

Leslyn will be a great Deputy PM for Canada

She will be deputy PM soon

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