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Amy Klobuchar

United States Senator from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar: United States Senator from Minnesota
Amy Jean Klobuchar is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Minnesota since 2007. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), Minnesota's affiliate of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the Hennepin County attorney. She announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2020 election on February 10, 2019; on March 2, 2020, she suspended her campaign and endorsed Joe Biden.


Kamala Harris Speaks On Her Background At DNC [Video]

Kamala Harris Speaks On Her Background At DNC

Sen. Amy Klobuchar previews tonight's history-making VP speech by Kamala Harris. 'Every little girl and boy in America, especially African Americans, Indian Americans, they're going to look at that..

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Klobuchar: Biden for the middle of America [Video]

Klobuchar: Biden for the middle of America

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar on Monday made the case for electing former Vice President Joe Biden for those who are tired of political extremes.

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'We are not safe in Donald Trump's America': Biden, Trump campaigns spar over blame for violent protests

"It is happening under Donald Trump's watch," Sen. Klobuchar said, echoing Biden's response to the claim that Democrats are to blame for the unrest.
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Senator Amy Klobuchar trying to fight her way into the Democrats' top tier

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Who’s the Best Pick for Biden’s Running Mate? Democrats Weigh In

A study suggests many Democrats agree with Amy Klobuchar: Joe Biden should choose a woman of color.
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Klobuchar Withdraws as Candidate to Be Biden’s Running Mate

Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who fell short in her own presidential bid, was considered a strong contender until protests over racial justice prompted renewed scrutiny of her role as a..
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Minnesota to toughen murder charge in George Floyd case, charge three other officers, Klobuchar says

Minnesota's attorney general will increase the murder charge against a fired Minneapolis police officer in the death of an unarmed black man that has triggered nationwide protests and will level..
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Biden urged to pick black VP, not Klobuchar as Minneapolis killing stokes racial tensions

Joe Biden is facing fresh calls to choose a black woman for his running mate amid rising racial tensions after this week's videotaped killing of an unarmed black man by a white Minneapolis police..
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Amy Klobuchar under scrutiny for 2006 case involving officer charged in George Floyd death

Klobuchar was elected to the Senate in 2006 around the time that Derrick Chauvin was involved in the shooting that killed Wayne Reyes.
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Protests in Minnesota Renew Scrutiny of Klobuchar’s Record as Prosecutor

Amy Klobuchar, now being considered as a potential vice-presidential candidate, oversaw several cases involving police shootings in Minneapolis during her years as a prosecutor.
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Joe Biden: I 'honest to God don't know who' VP pick will be

Asked whether Sen. Amy Klobuchar had been vetted by his team, Joe Biden said "no one has been vetted yet" for the vice-presidential slot.
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Sen. Klobuchar describes husband's COVID-19 bout

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and husband John Bessler told KSTP-TV about his bout with the coronavirus. He says he's recovered and gave plasma to researchers. (April 27)  
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Biden Running Mate? Party Leaders Favor Former Female Rivals

Discussions with 60 Democratic officials found that three former candidates — Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar — were their leading choices, followed by Stacey Abrams.
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Cory Booker endorses Joe Biden as Democratic candidate for president

Booker follows in the footsteps of other former Democratic candidates in endorsing Biden such as Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris.
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Warren, Klobuchar, Harris, Gillibrand: Did gender sink Democratic women in 2020? Nope.

Elizabeth Warren is a disrupter at a time when many voters are exhausted by Donald Trump and looking for salve. That is why the odds are on Joe Biden
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Beto O'Rourke, joining Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, endorses Joe Biden on eve of Super Tuesday

The day before Super Tuesday, Beto O'Rourke threw his support behind former Vice President Joe Biden as the 'clear contrast to Donald Trump.'
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Bernie Sanders won Minnesota's 2016 Democratic primary. He might win again with Amy Klobuchar's exit from the race

With Amy Klobuchar out of the Democratic primary field, Bernie Sanders emerges as frontrunner to win Minnesota on Super Tuesday.
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Biden campaigns in Texas with Klobuchar endorsement

Former US Vice Presient Joe Biden gave his final speech in Texas Monday night before voters in the state head to the polls in what will be a huge day in the Democratic presidential nominating contest...
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Moderate Democrats close ranks as Buttigieg, Klobuchar endorse Biden

Former rivals Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar endorsed Joe Biden's presidential candidacy on Monday on the eve of Super Tuesday voting, as moderate Democrats rallied around the former vice president..
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Klobuchar, Buttigieg to join Biden on stage on Super Tuesday eve

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Pete Buttigieg Will Endorse Joe Biden for Democratic Nomination

The news comes one day after Mr. Buttigieg dropped out of the race, and as Senator Amy Klobuchar planned to leave the race and endorse Mr. Biden.
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Biden lands backing of former rivals Klobuchar, Buttigieg ahead of Super Tuesday

Former Vice President Joe Biden's quest for the Democratic presidential nomination was set to pick up the endorsements of two former rivals on Monday, as Amy Klobuchar became the third candidate to end..
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Factbox: Five Democrats remain in fight for U.S. presidential nomination

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Amy Klobuchar Drops Out of Presidential Race and Plans to Endorse Biden

Ms. Klobuchar made her decision hours before Super Tuesday. She shocked the primary field with a third-place finish in New Hampshire, but ultimately could not compete with better-funded rivals.
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With her 'Klomentum' gone, Amy Klobuchar ends her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination

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Klobuchar’s Challenge: Recreating a New Hampshire Surge in 14 States

Amy Klobuchar is blitzing Super Tuesday contests across the country, targeting moderates, independents and Republicans in a bid to stay alive in the 2020 race.
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Myon Burrell supporters shut down Klobuchar event as she returns to Minnesota for Super Tuesday

The protesters were critical of Klobuchar's role in prosecuting Myon Burrell, who they say was wrongfully sentenced to life in prison for the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old girl.
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Minnesota tough with real world skills: Why Amy Klobuchar has my vote and should get yours

Lunch with Klobuchar at the Capitol was a master class. She didn't confront passing senators, she courted them by listening and talking principles.
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6 Takeaways From the Democratic Debate in South Carolina

With 17 contests at stake over the next week, the night took on a frenetic pace. Sanders faced the most scrutiny yet, Warren continued to bite into her rivals and Buttigieg and Klobuchar faded.
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Why Amy Klobuchar Voted for Many of Trump’s Judicial Nominees

The Minnesota senator is running for president on her bipartisan record. But some Democrats and civil rights groups say she went too far in supporting judges chosen by the current administration.
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U.S. Democrat Klobuchar's campaign raised $5.5 million in January

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's presidential campaign raised $5.5 million in January, leaving her with $2.9 million at the end of the month, according to disclosures her campaign filed on Thursday.
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How Amy Klobuchar Suddenly Became a Rival Worth Attacking

Ms. Klobuchar was helped by newspaper endorsements and a relative lack of scrutiny from other candidates — until Wednesday night’s debate.
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Is Amy Klobuchar a shoo-in to win her home state Minnesota on Super Tuesday?

Minnesota's primary might turn out a more progressive wing of the DFL party that's drawn to Bernie Sanders rather than to moderate Klobuchar.
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Klobuchar’s Stumble on Mexico’s President Is Dissected at Debate

The feud between Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg erupted onstage in Las Vegas over her failure to remember the name of Mexico’s leader. Elizabeth Warren came to Ms. Klobuchar’s defense.
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Elizabeth Warren, Long a Super PAC Critic, Gets Help From One

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Amy Klobuchar's 'surge' proves media still has a 'woman' problem

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'Defied expectations': Amy Klobuchar's New Hampshire surprise means a new battle for money and attention

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U.S. election: Klobuchar up, three men out

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Sanders Won, Klobuchar Surged: What We Learned From New Hampshire

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How Amy Klobuchar Pulled Off the Big Surprise of the New Hampshire Primary

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Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire, while Buttigieg, Klobuchar finishes are keeping the field muddled

Sanders topped Buttigieg by about a point when the Associated Press declared him the winner just before midnight. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar came in a surprising third.
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Amy Klobuchar's surprising strength and other takeaways from the New Hampshire primary

Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire, finishing just ahead of Pete Buttigieg. Amy Klobuchar, who came in third, showed surprisingly strong momentum.
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New Hampshire Democrats spurn Biden and Warren in quest to beat Trump: Mastio & Lawrence

Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders share a moment in the sun. How will it shape the battle in Nevada and South Carolina?
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Sanders, Buttigieg, Klobuchar locked in close race in New Hampshire: Edison Research

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar appear to be locked in a close race for the lead in the New Hampshire Democratic primary,..
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Amy Klobuchar Is Pressed on ‘The View’ Over Her Record as a Prosecutor

A black teenager’s murder conviction, handled by Ms. Klobuchar’s office, was “one of the most flawed investigations and prosecutions that I think I have ever seen,” said Sunny Hostin, a co-host..
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On eve of New Hampshire Democratic vote, Klobuchar gains ground on Sanders and Buttigieg

A day before New Hampshire votes in its Democratic presidential primary, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg sought on Monday to build on their strength as front-runners in an up-for-grabs race as an..
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