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U.S. Senate: Amy Klobuchar


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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 DFL-endorsed candidates for U.S. Senate and governor say they're focusing on the November general election, and the Republicans running in the race. But Amy Klobuchar and Mike Hatch must first get through the September primary, and both face primary challengers who claim to have stronger positions on the issues. (07/05/2006)
Seizing on a seemingly endless string of Washington scandals in recent months, both of Minnesota's leading U.S. Senate candidates are trying to make congressional ethics an issue in their hotly contested race. (06/29/2006)
Amy Klobuchar, who won the DFL Party's endorsement for the U.S. Senate race, will face Republican Rep. Mark Kennedy in November. Klobuchar is currently the Hennepin County attorney. She discusses the upcoming campaign on Midday. (Midday, 06/12/2006)
Klobuchar easily won the backing of the vast majoirity of delegates to the state DFL convention underway this weekend in Rochester, winning on the first ballot with 78 percent of the vote. (06/09/2006)
Delegates to the state DFL convention in Rochester will endorse Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar for U.S. Senate. But not all Democrats will leave Rochester united behind Klobuchar. (06/08/2006)
Taxes, health care and national security were among the key issues addressed by three candidates running for Minnesota's open U.S. Senate seat. (03/03/2006)
DFL U.S. Senate candidates Amy Klobuchar and Ford Bell make a joint appearance as part of Midday's Meet the Candidates series. They are both hoping for strong support from the party faithful in Tuesday's precinct caucuses. (Midday, 03/03/2006)
Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar is hoping to keep Mark Dayton's U.S. Senate seat in Democratic hands. She's already raised well over $2 million to finance her campaign, putting her second in the money race behind Republican contender Rep. Mark Kennedy. (Midday, 02/23/2006)
Republican lawmakers and Emily's List have emerged as big early players in the Minnesota senate race, an Associated Press review of campaign finance reports shows. (02/16/2006)
DFL candidate Kelly Doran leads the money chase in the Minnesota governor's race, thanks mainly to his own loans. In the Senate race, Mark Kennedy is outpacing DFLer Amy Klobuchar. (01/31/2006)
Children's safety advocate Patty Wetterling said Friday she is ending her Democratic campaign for U.S. Senate, and threw her support to Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar. (01/20/2006)
Senate candidates Mark Kennedy, Amy Klobuchar and Patty Wetterling each list assets of less than $1 million in financial disclosure forms while a fourth candidate said his assets and liabilities both exceed $50 million, according to an Associated Press review. (05/27/2005)
Democrat Amy Klobuchar officially entered the race for U.S. Senate on Sunday. So far only Klobuchar and Republican Congressman Mark Kennedy have formally launched campaigns for the seat DFLer Mark Dayton will leave at the end of next year. (04/17/2005)
Sen. Mark Dayton's decision to bow out after one term touched off a flurry of talk Wednesday about Democrats who might try to move up the political ladder. (02/09/2005)