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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

Democratic Steering & Coordination Committee Chairwoman

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; Livestock, Marketing & Agriculture Security; Rural Development & Energy); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance & Data Security; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Judiciary (Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights - Ranking Member; Crime & Terrorism; Immigration and the National Interest; Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts); Rules & Administration; Joint Economic

Election History
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


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


Twitter Followers (@amyklobuchar)


Sen. Amy Klobuchar has the 36th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) 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.