Tina Smith


A lifelong fighter for the people of Minnesota

Senator Tina Smith has spent her life turning conversations with Minnesotans into results. In 2003, after a career as a small businesswoman and active volunteer, Smith answered a call to action and was a leader at Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. She earned her nickname “the velvet hammer” as Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Minneapolis and then as Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota. In 2018, Senator Smith won a special election to the U.S. Senate and is now running for a full term.

A fighter for good government

Smith knows that the only way to build an economy that works for everyone is by ending the corrupting influence of special interests and dark money in our politics. Smith supports overturning Citizens United so that we can restore democracy to the people, and has consistently fought for legislation that would increase transparency and accountability in our government. Smith is an original cosponsor of the For the People Act, the DISCLOSE Act, and the Voting Rights Advancement Act.

An essential seat for winning a majority in the Senate

This seat is a top target for Republicans in 2020. President Trump came within just 1.5 percentage points of winning the state in 2016. With Trump’s “hand picked” candidate challenging Smith for the U.S. Senate, Republicans are focused on winning this state in 2020. End Citizens United is proud to support Smith’s campaign for reelection and do the work to win another close election in Minnesota.

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