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U.S. Senate: Amy Klobuchar


SNAPSHOT
Democrat Amy Klobuchar officially entered the race for U.S. Senate on Sunday April 17, 2005. Klobuchar, 44, is in her eighth year as Hennepin County attorney. She touted her record as a prosecutor. She pledged to bring "Minnesota common sense" to Washington. Klobuchar denounced Republican proposals to allow some Americans to invest a portion of their Social Security withholding in the stock market. She called for fair trade agreements for farmers, for protecting the environnment and for a strong military and safe communities. She said the Bush tax cuts unfairly favor wealthy Americans and she spoke out against the growing federal budget deficit, vowing to promote a "pay-as-you-go" approach if she makes it to the Senate. In the September primary, Klobuchar easily beat DFLer Daryl Stanton, with more than 90 percent of the vote.

Candidate Bio

Amy Klobuchar
Political affiliation:
DFL Party
Born: 1960.
Raised in Plymouth, Minn.
Personal:
Married (John), one daughter - Abigail
Occupation:
Hennepin County Attorney. Klobuchar was a partner with the Minneapolis law firm of Gray Plant Mooty. Earlier, she was a partner with the Minneapolis law firm of Dorsey & Whitney.
Education:
Graduated magna cum laude Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School, where she was associate editor of the Law Review.
Major political experience:
Elected to her position in 1998.

Campaign Contribution Report

Total receipts
$7,922,161
Disbursements
$5,690,331
Cash on hand
$2,231,830
Source: Political Moneyline - October 2006

Links and Resources

Web site:
Document www.amyklobuchar.com

Candidate Pages

The latest ads in the Senate race are about crime in Hennepin County. Mark Kennedy, a Republican, is accusing DFLer Klobuchar of being soft on crime and breaking 1998 campaign promises. (09/29/2006)
DFLer Amy Klobuchar continues to maintain a double-digit lead over Republican Mark kennedy in the U.S. Senate race. (09/25/2006)
A blogger directed Amy Klobuchar's Senate campaign staffer to a competitor's ad through a Web link. The blogger says he did nothing wrong. Some legal experts disagree. (09/21/2006)
Democrat Amy Klobuchar's U.S. Senate campaign has fired its chief spokeswoman, revealing Wednesday that she viewed an unreleased TV ad for Republican candidate Mark Kennedy that may have been illegally obtained. (09/21/2006)
The two leading U.S. Senate hopefuls used an AARP debate Tuesday night to draw distinctions, not just in differences of policy but in honesty and effectiveness. (09/19/2006)
The DFLer is ahead of Kennedy in virtually every demographic category that the poll measured and has extended a lead among moderates and independents over the summer. (09/18/2006)
Clinton's appearance, and the $1 million he took in for Klobuchar, raises the stakes in the battle. Rep. Mark Kennedy responded with a new TV ad. (09/16/2006)
The three major party endorsed candidates running for Minnesota's open U.S. Senate seat held a heated debate on health care, the war in Iraq and tax policy Friday at the Minnesota State Fair. (09/01/2006)
The three major party-endorsed U.S. Senate candidates participate in a live debate at the Minnesota State Fair. (Midday, 09/01/2006)
The war in Iraq and homeland security are likely to be the biggest issues in this year's U.S. Senate race. The major party candidates have been airing their differences on those topics this week. (08/18/2006)
The war on terror is suddenly getting a lot more attention on the campaign trail. Minnesota's U.S. Senate candidates were among the politicians who responded quickly to news of the foiled terrorist plot in London to bomb commercial airliners, pledging their resolve to fight terrorism. (08/10/2006)
The Republican-endorsed candidate for Minnesota's U.S. Senate race stepped up his criticism Friday of his chief DFL opponent. Republican Congressman Mark Kennedy said Amy Klobuchar has not taken a clear stance regarding the war in Iraq. Kennedy, who is trailing in the polls, said Minnesota's Senate race could determine which party controls the Senate next year. (08/04/2006)
The candidates for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat sparred over agriculture policy today at Farmfest near Redwood Falls. Republican Mark Kennedy and Democrat Amy Klobuchar both said it may be a good idea to extend current federal agriculture programs instead of writing a new farm bill next year. They disagreed over which one is the true friend of the farmer. (08/01/2006)
Two of the candidates running for Minnesota's open U.S. Senate seat are on the air with television ads. Republican Mark Kennedy hit the airwaves Tuesday with an ad touting his background. His DFL opponent, Amy Klobuchar, focuses her ads more on her experience as a prosecutor. (07/25/2006)
President Bush vetoed a bill Wednesday that would expand federal research on stem cells obtained from embryos. The issue could also play a role in the November election, since two of the U.S. Senate candidates in Minnesota differ on the issue. (07/19/2006)