Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)


Biography
Political Highlights: Hennepin County attorney, 1999-2007; U.S. Senate, 2007-present
Born: May 25, 1960; Plymouth, Minn.
Residence: Minneapolis
Religion: Congregationalist
Family: Husband, John Bessler; one child
Education: Yale U., B.A. 1982; U. of Chicago, J.D. 1985
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Conservation, Forestry & Natural Resources; Jobs, Rural Economic Growth & Energy Innovation; Livestock and Dairy); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance; Science & Space; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine; Tourism, Competitiveness and Innovation); Judiciary (Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights - Chairwoman; Bankruptcy & Courts; Crime & Terrorism; Immigration, Refugees & Border Security; Oversight, Federal Rights & Agency Actions); Rules & Administration; Joint Economic

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalAmy Klobuchar (D) 1,854,59565.2
Kurt Bills (R) 867,97430.5
Stephen Williams (INDC) 73,5392.6
Tim Davis (GR) 30,5311.1
Michael Cavlan (MOP) 13,9860.5
2006generalAmy Klobuchar (D) 1,278,84958.1
Mark Kennedy (R) 835,65337.9
Rob Fitzgerald (INDC) 71,1943.2
Michael Cavlan (GREEN) 10,7140.5
Gregory Powers (CNSTP) 5,4080.2
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: MN-B)
 
Democrat Favored


See Also:

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35th

Minnesota is 35th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

39,384

Twitter Followers (@amyklobuchar)

61st

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has the 61st most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.