Why strategists say Leslyn Lewis makes the Conservative leadership race unpredictable - 2020-08-08

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F182.png Why strategists say Leslyn Lewis makes the Conservative leadership race unpredictable August 8, 2020, Elise von Scheel, CBC News

Leslyn Lewis is a Toronto lawyer and a political novice. She's also the wildcard candidate that strategists say could upset many predictions about the outcome of the Conservative Party leadership race.

Lewis may not have the same profile or House of Commons experience as the perceived front-runners Peter MacKay and Erin O'Toole, but three Tory strategists say she's the one to watch as party members mail in their ballots.

"I think she's a big factor," Jenni Byrne, former advisor to prime minister Stephen Harper and founder of Jenni Byrne and Associates, told CBC's West of Centre podcast.

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