Sen. Karin Housley Will Not Run for Governor, Prepares to Work on MNSure, Jobs

Sen. Karin Housley said on Monday that she will not seek the Republican nomination for governor.

“There have been a number of people encouraging me to run for governor and I want to thank them all for what they’ve said and done,” Housley said Monday night. Frankly, I was a bit overwhelmed by the people who called, wrote and encouraged me.

“But after thinking about it, talking to my family and constituents of the 39th Senate District, I feel that it is not the right time for me.”

Housley, a real estate agent, was elected to the Senate in 2012.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the people, getting a better feel for the challenges they face and working to provide solutions to those challenges, Housley said in a statement.”I want to stay in the Senate, continue to work for the people who elected me and work to make this state a better place.

Housley said there are real challenges with MNSure, “”out-of-control state spending” and bringing more jobs to Minnesota, and those are things she plans to focus on.”

“We have a number of very good Republican candidates running for governor,” she said, “and I look forward to supporting our Republican nominee in the fall.”



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