Karin Housley has won the Republican primary for the special Senate election to fill out the rest of Al Franken's term, the AP reported Tuesday night.
Housley, the wife of Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley, has been a state Senator in Minnesota since 2012. She will now go on to run in the general election in November.
She tweeted a thank-you message to her supporters Tuesday night:
"I’m so grateful to have earned the support of so many–but this is only the beginning. Since we began this journey, I’ve been humbled by the generous spirit of Minnesotans who have welcomed me into their communities to share my vision of a US Senator that works for the people. Radical partisanship threatens to stand in the way of confronting the many challenges that face our nation – and the people of our state deserve better. I’m running to be a new voice for Minnesotans in the United States Senate and it’s that message of working hard, playing fair, and doing the right thing that will prevail in November."