Housley Plans to Reach Across Aisle to Work With Democrats to "Get Things Done"

STILLWATER, MN - Earlier today, Minnesota Senator Karin Housley (R) (39B) kicked off her campaign to fill former Democratic Senator Al Franken's seat in November's special election. With her husband, Phil Housley, kids and grandchildren by her side, she opened her speech with the beloved "SKOL," chant showing her support for the Minnesota Vikings, after a historic "Minneapolis Miracle," win yesterday. 

Housley championed herself as a supporter of veteran's rights, small business owners, children, women and the less fortunate. Housley tired of partisan politics will work to "get things done." Housley, the owner of a top real estate company in the Saint Croix Valley, shared a story of how she was once told by a financial planner that she should stick to changing diapers and putting food on table for her husband, Phil, a former NHL player and current coach of the NHL Buffalo Sabres. Housley understands the power of women and equal rights for all. Housley is running "for all the women who have been underestimated at one time in their life or another."

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Housley shared her favorite Dr. King quote "our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Housley contends she will never be silent to the issues that matter. No other potential Republican candidates have come forward to announce an intent to run for this U.S. Senate seat. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and Former Presidential Candidate and U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann have been mentioned, but there has been no official announcement of intent to run. Housley concluded her speech leading the crowd in the singing of the National Anthem.

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