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Published March 15, 2012, 05:38 PM

Phil Hansen officially announces run for Minnesota State Senate

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Phil Hansen of Detroit Lakes is ready to give more back to his community. He announced he will be running for State Senate as the Republican nominee.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Former NFL stand out Phil Hansen of Detroit Lakes made it official today: he's running for the State Senate. Hansen met supporters in Moorhead to talk about his campaign and why he chose to run. He says life has been good to him, and now he wants to do more for his community in which he loves. Hansen plans to use the skills he learned through sports, like teamwork, to make sure small business succeeds, as well as local farmers.

Phil Hansen – (R) Running for State Senate: “I want to make sure the entrepreneurs, the innovators of today, have a chance to always move forward with their ideas. We are a land of ideas, we are a region of ideas. I want to make sure those job creators can always hire more people”

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