Dear Friends,

The results are in from the online balloting for the DFL endorsement and sadly are not what we’d hoped. Congratulations to the incumbent, Alice Hausman, on being endorsed for a 17th term. I will abide and end my campaign.

I want to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who supported me, voted for me, and endorsed me – most of all my husband who was THE BEST partner all the way. This was an incredible experience. Our volunteer team engaged with hundreds of people and pushed for a more progressive and inclusive politics in our state.

We raised nearly $20,000 and will donate the remaining funds in our campaign account to help flip seats in swing districts. I am very proud of the campaign that we ran. We stayed positive and focused on our shared values and we will be watching and pushing our Reps to be the best possible stewards of our state.

I want to give special thanks to my campaign manager, Faisa Ahmed, who’s consistency and drive to make me the best candidate I could be never wavered, even when she and her family were struck with Covid-19 themselves.

I am ruminating on the lyric from the Semisonic song, “Closing Time” today that says “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” While this may be the end of this campaign, I am looking forward to what the next beginning will be. I’ll keep you posted.

With sincere gratitude,

Cari and her family

In this incredibly difficult year for so many, my family and I wish you all love, comfort, and good health.

Posted May 5th, 2020


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