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Conservative leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis confirmed in an interview with The Post Millennial on Tuesday that she would seek a seat in federal Parliament regardless of whether she wins the leadership contest.
The Post Millennial asked Lewis whether she "would consider running to be an MP?"
"Oh, absolutely," responded Lewis. "It's just so overwhelming to see that the Conservative message can be delivered, unimpeded by the attacks and the false narratives that are pushed by the Liberals."
"I've had a lot of leeway to articulate the Conservative message, and people are so refreshed by that," continued Lewis. "I've had people in rural Saskatchewan that are overwhelmingly in support of me; people having my sign on my pick-up truck: the support is just so overwhelming. I don't think I could walk away from this."
"There's so much more work that needs to be done," she concluded.
Despite starting the leadership election with a relatively low-profile, Lewis's campaign has taken off in recent weeks. Lewis was recently endorsed by a prominent social media group. Facebook analytics has also revealed her online engagement to be exceeding initial expectations.
The deadline to choose the next leader of the Conservative Party is August 21. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, voting will be conducted via mail-in ballots.
Lewis is facing off against two former cabinet ministers in Erin O'Toole and Peter MacKay, alongside the rookie MP Derek Sloan.