Minnesota DFL party chair Ken Martin wanted to know what GOP lieutenant governor candidate Karin Housley was “hiding.”
In a news release, Martin pointed out that Housley, a state senator from St. Mary’s Point who is running for the office as Scott Honour’s running mate, had not yet filed a “statement of economic interest” with the state campaign finance board.
Candidates are required to file an economic interest statement within two weeks after their filing, and Housley filed for office on June 2.
“It was a campaign oversight and it has now been filed,” Housley said Monday. “My statement of economic interest was on file with the state for being a state senator. Nothing’s changed from that one. So we processed it and re-filed it.”
Housley’s economic interest statement from her senate filing shows an array of securities investments including Apple, Merck, Pfizer, and Berkshire Hathaway as well as ownership of properties in Afton, St. Paul, St. Mary’s Point and Walker.