Karin Housley calls out opponent’s refusal to debate

After Senator Tina Smith’s refusal to participate in a live, statewide-televised KSTP-TV debate, Karin Housley, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Minnesota, issued the following statement:

“I’m extremely disappointed Tina Smith has chosen not to participate in Sunday’s debate. Minnesotans did not elect Tina Smith – and ignoring the very people we are asking for votes demonstrates an arrogance found far too often in career politicians.

“Health insurance costs are out of control, our borders are not secure, a farm bill has not gotten done, and so many other policy challenges remain – but with only three weeks until Election Day, Tina Smith is denying voters the opportunity to see both candidates engage in a passionate discussion on the issues that matter.

“This election is about our future. I believe Minnesotans are looking for a new voice in the United States Senate and I look forward to making that case directly to the people on Sunday night.”

Debates for both of Minnesota’s two U.S. Senate races, the governor’s race, and the attorney general’s race will air live on Sunday, October 21, beginning at 7:00 p.m., on the following television channels: KSTP (Minneapolis/St. Paul), WDIO (Duluth), KAAL (Rochester), WDAY-Xtra (Fargo/Moorhead), and KDLT Antenna sub channel (Sioux Falls). It will also be streamed live on social media.

Karin Housley is a wife, mother, grandmother, small business owner, state senator, and Republican nominee in Minnesota’s special election for United States Senate. Learn more about Karin Housley’s campaign at HousleyForSenate.com.