First elected to the US Senate in 2006, Amy Klobuchar became the first woman to hold the position from the State of Minnesota. Following the 2008 election, she became the senior Senator from the state and the only one serving while the results from the vote were contested in court until July 7, 2009.

Throughout her life, Klobuchar has fought for the rights of the public, particularly involving new laws for those affected by tragedy or mistreatment. Prior to being elected, Klobuchar was the chief prosecutor in Hennepin County, a legal adviser to former Vice President Walter Mondale. Two major points of accomplisment according to her campaign are the requirement of a 48-hour hospital stay following childbirth and felony DWI convictions.

In the Senate, Klobuchar pushed for full funding for the I-35W bridge collapse reconstruction, secured futher health and education benefits for veterans and supported legislation to keep toxic products from the American marketplace.

MSNBC has gone on record stating she would be a great nominee for the US Supreme Court and the New York Times said she is one of the most likely women to become president.

The Senator is a member of the Democratic-Farmer Labor Party.

Klobuchar for Senate

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