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In a video posted on her Twitter account, Housley played up her deep roots in the state as the daughter of Minnesota school teachers. She said she’d fight to protect veterans, senior citizens and “the unborn.” Housley, who owns a local real estate ...


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Minnesota state SenKarin Housley (R) launched a bid for Senate on Tuesday, making her the first Republican to enter the special election race to replace SenAl FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenDemocrats turn on Al Franken Schumer called, met with Franken and told him to resign Overnight Finance: Trump says shutdown 'could happen' | Ryan, conservatives inch closer to spending deal | Senate approves motion to go to tax conference | Ryan promises 'entitlement reform' in 2018 MORE (D), who is expected to resign in the coming weeks.In a video posted on her Twitter account, Housley played up her deep roots in the state as the daughter of Minnesota school teachers.She said she’d fight to protect veterans, senior citizens and “the unborn.” Housley, who owns a local real estate company, said she’d be an advocate for small businesses. “I’m Karin Housley and I’m running for U.SSenate,” she says in the launch video“You might be asking yourself — why would anyone want to go to Washington right now and be part of that dysfunction they call Congress? Actually, I can’t think of any place in this country more in need of someone like me right now.”Now more than ever, we need the voice of a businesswoman, mom and advocate for all in CongressJoin me in my journey to be a New Voice for Minnesota in the United States Senate! Visit https://t.co/VPnh3TE7mi today! #HousleyforSenate #ANewVoice pic.twitter.com/jTvzEvfU3b— Karin Housley (@KarinHousley) December 19, 2017Franken has said he will resign after his Democratic colleagues in the Senate pressured him to step aside amid a growing list of sexual harassment allegations against him.Minnesota GovMark Dayton (D) has tapped LtGovTina Smith (D) to fill the spot on an interim basisFranken is expected to officially vacate the seat in January.Smith has said she will run in the November 2018 special election to complete the remaining two years of Franken’s term.Housley is so far the only Republican challenger, although former GovTim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) is believed to be mulling a bid Tags Al Franken Minnesota Karin Housley ;(function(){ var linkedinScriptEl = document.querySelector('script[src="//platform.linkedin.com/in.js"]'); if (linkedinScriptEl == null) { var shareLinkedinEl = document.querySelector('.share-linkedin'); var scriptEl = document.createElement('script'); scriptEl.src = "//platform.linkedin.com/in.js"; scriptEl.async = true; scriptEl.innerHTML = " lang: en_US"; shareLinkedinEl.appendChild(scriptEl); } })(); (function() { var li = document.createElement('script'); li.type = 'text/javascript'; li.async = true; li.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https:' : 'http:') + '//platform.stumbleupon.com/1/widgets.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(li, s); })();   View the discussion thread.

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