GOP State Senator Passes on Bid

Housley on Tuesday became the first GOP candidate in the race.

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Kimberly Railey
Dec. 20, 2017, 9:17 a.m.

State Sen. Michelle Benson (R) will not run for Sen. Al Franken’s (D) seat, citing concerns about keeping her commitment to her family. (AP)

On Monday, state Sen. Karin Housley (R) became the first Republican to enter the race for Franken’s seat.


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