The BIPAC Action Fund announced its endorsement of Karin Housley in her campaign for the U.S. Senate on October 17, 2018.
The daughter of two public school teachers, Karin Housley was born and raised in South St. Paul. After graduating from South St. Paul High School in 1982, she went on to receive a degree in communications from the State University of New York at Buffalo. After college, Karin worked as a television news producer and eventually hosted her own radio show, authored an investment book, and started a successful real estate business.
In 2012, Karin was elected to serve the St. Croix River Valley in the Minnesota Senate. As a state senator, Karin is known for her ability to work across the aisle and deliver for her constituents, as well as her passionate advocacy for seniors and veterans. She pushed for the creation of the first-ever Senate Aging & Long-Term Care Committee, which she currently chairs, and is a leader in the fight to end elder abuse in Minnesota. Karin also serves as vice chair of the Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee and sits on the Veterans and Military Affairs and the Jobs and Economic Growth committees.
Percent Candidate Party Votes Winner
53% Tina Smith* Dem 1,370,540 ✓
42.4% Karin Housley GOP 1,095,777
4.6% Other 119,938