Where Does Amy Klobuchar Stand On The Issues? Here’s Everything You Need To Know.

Where Does Amy Klobuchar Stand On The Issues? Here's Everything You Need To Know.

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Amy Jean Klobuchar has served since 2007 as a U.S. senator from Minnesota. Initially the state’s junior senator, Klobuchar has served as Minnesota’s senior senator since Democrat Al Franken’s controversial defeat of incumbent Republican Norm Coleman in 2008. A member of the Democratic Party — or, more specifically, the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party — Klobuchar previously served as county attorney for Hennepin County, Minnesota. Although hardly centrist by recently historical, Bill Clinton-era Democratic Party standards, Klobuchar now seeks the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination by orienting herself as centrist-inclined and possessing a vague aura of Midwestern sensibility. In current 2020 Democratic presidential nomination polling , Klobuchar currently gets national support in the low single digits. Klobuchar, a Minnesota native, has a bachelor degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Chicago. Earlier in her legal career, Klobuchar worked as a corporate attorney before becoming a local prosecutor. Her name was sometimes floated as a possible U.S. Supreme Court nominee during President Barack Obama’s presidency. Klobuchar serves on the influential U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, where her tone and demeanor during the inflammatory Brett Kavanaugh nomination saga placed her, alongside Committee member Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), firmly on the less hysterical wing of the raucous Senate Democratic caucus. Klobuchar still voted against Kavanaugh’s nomination. Klobuchar is married to fellow attorney and legal academic John Bessler. They have one daughter, Abigail. Electoral History : Klobuchar first entered the public sphere in 1994, where she initially […]

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