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Election night statement from Karin Housley

If it’s one thing I’ve learned on the campaign trail, it’s that Minnesotans are really, really good people — and I’ll never forget it. From the Iron Range to the prairies and everywhere in between, the spirit of Minnesotans is strong.

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Karin Housley: “I will always show up”

On Tuesday, the Housley for Senate campaign released a new advertisement entitled “Showing Up”. The ad is the campaign’s fifth and final broadcast spot of the election cycle. “Minnesotans can count on me to show up. Whether it’s protecting our seniors, securing our border, or ensuring coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, I will always […]

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Housley campaign announces final push with statewide bus tour

In the final days before Election Day, the Housley for Senate campaign will embark on a three-day bus tour around the state to rally supporters to get out and vote. The tour, which will make a total of 18 stops across Minnesota, will feature Republican U.S. Senate nominee Karin Housley and other Republican candidates for both state and federal offices.

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Karin Housley on the verge of an upset

Introduction  Karin Housley has been one of the GOP’s strongest candidates this cycle, and a recent Star Tribune/MPR poll confirms the Senate race in Minnesota has now become the “sleeper” race of the 2018 midterms. On the morning after Election Day, national operatives on both sides of the aisle will wake up and say “dammit” because […]

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Family childcare providers back Karin Housley

On Wednesday, Karin Housley, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, joined family childcare providers in calling attention to Minnesota’s childcare crisis and its rapid decline during Tina Smith’s tenure. “The severe shortage of family childcare providers in Minnesota has been largely driven by the unmanageable burden of overregulation placed on providers during Tina Smith’s seven years […]

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On health coverage, Tina Smith failed Minnesotans

Tina Smith wants Minnesotans to think she’s working to lower health care costs – but the reality couldn’t be farther from the truth. During Tina Smith’s seven years in the governor’s office, the idea of ‘affordable, quality coverage’ was completely decimated by Minnesota’s Obamacare exchange known as MNsure – a ‘near-fatal crisis’ that brought the […]

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Karin Housley hails confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh

The United States is better off because Justice Brett Kavanaugh sits on the Supreme Court. Justice Kavanaugh is an extremely capable jurist who has spent his career dutifully upholding the constitution and the rule of law. I am confident he will continue that legacy on our nation’s highest court.

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Housley Calls Out Opponent’s Continued Hypocrisy

In Friday’s debate, Keith Ellison again demonstrated how unfit he is to be Minnesota’s attorney general—but what’s more disturbing is my opponent’s continued hypocrisy on the abuse allegations against him. For Tina Smith to so brazenly call for a ‘full and thorough investigation’ into the allegations made against Brett Kavanaugh but openly campaign with her friend Keith Ellison is hypocritical, offensive, and just plain wrong.

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Karin Housley Endorsed by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

It’s an honor to receive the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s endorsement. I know the policy made in Washington has a direct effect on the success of Minnesota’s cattle industry. I’ll be a voice for the cattlemen and women dealing with important issues like the burden of federal regulations, livestock losses from wolf attacks, and more – just as I’ve done in the Minnesota Senate.

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Housley Highlights Work to Prevent Elder Abuse in New Ad

On Tuesday, the Housley for Senate campaign released a new TV advertisement entitled “Values”. The ad, which highlights Karin Housley’s commitment to protecting elderly and vulnerable Minnesotans, is the campaign’s third broadcast spot of the election cycle.

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Karin Housley Urges Bipartisan Fix to Employment-Based Immigration

On Tuesday, Karin Housley, candidate for U.S. Senate in Minnesota, released the following statement: “The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017 is a bipartisan first step toward eliminating the backlog of employment-based immigration. The arbitrary limit on the number of employment-based green cards disproportionately affects communities such as the Indian community – which accounts […]

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Housley Campaign Releases New Digital Ad

On Thursday, the Housley for Senate campaign released a new digital ad campaign calling on Tina Smith to address the domestic abuse allegations made against her longtime friend and political ally Keith Ellison.

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The truth about Tina Smith

Tina Smith is a far-left partisan extremist. Smith promised to serve in the “progressive tradition” of Paul Wellstone, Eugene McCarthy and Walter Mondale. (The Washington Post, 12/13/17) Smith referred to herself as a “progressive” in her maiden speech on the Senate Floor. (The Washington Post, 6/5/18) Smith and her husband contributed at least $10,650 to […]

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Housley campaign launches first ad ahead of August 14 primary

Karin Housley for U.S. Senate released its first TV advertisement, which has begun airing on cable and broadcast television ahead of the August 14 primary election. The advertisement, a 30-second spot introducing Karin Housley to Minnesotans and outlining her vision as a new voice for Minnesota, is airing statewide.

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Housley expresses disappointment in failure to finish PolyMet land swap

SAINT PAUL, MN – Language authorizing the PolyMet land swap was not included in the final National Defense Authorization Act released late Monday. Karin Housley, Minnesota state senator and Republican-endorsed candidate for United States Senate, issued the following statement: “I’m extremely disappointed the PolyMet land swap agreement was not included in the final defense spending […]

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Housley campaign raises over $1 million in second quarter

SAINT PAUL, MN – In Minnesota’s special election for U.S. Senate, the campaign of Republican-endorsed candidate Karin Housley announced a fundraising total of just over $1 million during the second quarter of 2018. Of the 6,209 total campaign donors to date, nearly 73 percent gave donations of $50 or less. “Momentum is on our side […]

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“A land speed record for obstruction”

In response to Tina Smith’s stated opposition to United States Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Housley for U.S. Senate spokesman Jake Schneider issued the following statement: “President Trump had no more than uttered Judge Kavanaugh’s name before Tina Smith declared her opposition. Shouting in front of the radical left, Tina Smith pledged to obstruct […]

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Karin Housley celebrates Enbridge Line 3 decision

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s unanimous approval of the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project is a giant leap forward. Not only will this project mean the safer and more efficient transport of crude oil across our state, it will also sustain hundreds of jobs and provide a massive boost to the region’s economy.

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Karin Housley responds to Justice Kennedy’s retirement

SAINT PAUL, MN – After today’s announcement that Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire from the United States Supreme Court at the end of July, Karin Housley, Minnesota state senator and Republican-endorsed candidate for United States Senate, issued the following statement: “Justice Anthony Kennedy has admirably served our country and I salute him for his years […]

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Housley: Dayton-Smith administration failed Minnesotans

SAINT PAUL, MN – In response to a federal report detailing the failure of the Minnesota Department of Human Services to adequately oversee adult day facilities, Karin Housley, Minnesota state senator and Republican-endorsed candidate for United States Senate, issued the following statement: “When government doesn’t live up to its end of the bargain, it’s the […]

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Karin Housley comments on successful Trump-Kim Summit

SAINT PAUL MN — Karin Housley, Minnesota state senator and Republican-endorsed candidate for United States Senate, issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un: “This is a historic moment that signals a breakthrough in the pursuit of security and prosperity abroad. President Trump has accomplished a […]

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Letter: Candidate hopes to keep American Dream alive

By Karin Housley, Republican-endorsed candidate for U.S. Senate I’m a mom to four great kids, a grandma to two precious boys, a wife to Phil, a small business owner, and a state senator for Chisago and Washington counties. I’m also the Republican-endorsed candidate for United States Senate this fall, running for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held […]

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Karin Housley accepts Republican Party of Minnesota endorsement

DULUTH, MN — Karin Housley, Minnesota state senator and Republican candidate for United States Senate, earned the Republican Party of Minnesota’s endorsement at its annual convention at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center on Friday. “It’s an honor to have the state party’s endorsement and the support of so many of Minnesota’s most committed activists. […]

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Karin Housley for U.S. Senate announces grassroots team

Today, Karin Housley’s U.S. Senate campaign announced the support of grassroots captains in each of Minnesota’s eight congressional districts. These captains will organize, facilitate, and lead the campaign’s grassroots effort across the state, from now until the election in November.

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Statement from Karin Housley on Education Minnesota’s candidate screening

Minnesota is home to some of the brightest students in the nation, taught by passionate, driven educators whose days are spent in the classroom doing incredibly important work – and doing it well. My mom and dad were both public school teachers; my four kids are the products of public schools. I know firsthand the enormous impact a good education can have – and there’s nothing I love more than a passionate, substantive conversation on how we can work together to improve public education.

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