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Candidate Profile: Karin Housley

Candidate Profile: Karin Housley
Posted: Oct 1, 2018
Categories: Profiles, Candidates
Comments: 4

Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate, Minnesota


By Martha Jenkins, North Carolina

A businesswoman, mother of three and grandmother of two, Karin Housley can help flip Minnesota to a red state when she wins her race for the U.S. Senate in November.
Housley married her high school sweetheart, Phil Housley, in 1985. His National Hockey League career took them all over the U.S. and Canada. After majoring in communications at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a career as a television news producer and a radio host, Housley opened a real estate business and has been a small business owner for over 15 years. She was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2012, and chairs the Aging and Long-Term Care Committee and co-chairs the Commerce Committee.

When she reaches the U.S. Senate, Housley is committed to supporting Donald Trump’s economic agenda. Minnesota has seen tremendous economic progress in the last two years, and Housley believes it will continue with the economic policies of the President.
She is committed to fixing the broken immigration system and wants to make health care affordable through competition by allowing health insurers to sell across states lines. Housley is also a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and a proponent of a strong military.

Endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List and by Maggie’s List, Housley is running for the Senate seat in Minnesota once held by Al Franken. Her opponent was appointed to the seat, not elected by the people of Minnesota, and has never won elected office on her own. President Trump almost won Minnesota, and without a third-party candidate, likely would have won it. Housley is optimistic that she can defeat a career political operative who is a former vice president of Planned Parenthood. The most recent poll has the race within the margin of error.



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