Amy Jean Klobuchar (/ ˈ k l oʊ b ə ʃ ɑːr / KLOH-bə-shar; born May 25, 1960) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Minnesota, a seat she has held since 2007.
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Klobuchar was born in Plymouth, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Rose Katherine (née Heuberger) and James John "Jim" Klobuchar, a columnist for the Star Tribune. Klobuchar was a valedictorian at Wayzata High School. She received her B.A. degree in political science in 1982 from Yale University. During her time at Yale, Klobuchar spent time as an intern for Senator Walter Mondale. Klobuchar received her law degree from the University of Chicago.
Klobuchar was elected Hennepin County attorney in 1998, and reelected in 2002. In 2001 Minnesota Lawyer named her "Attorney of the Year".Klobuchar was President of the Minnesota County Attorneys Association from November 2002 to November 2003.
In early 2005, Senator Mark Dayton announced that he would not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate. She was seen as a favorite for the DFL nomination for the 2006 election. In the general election, Klobuchar faced Republican candidate Mark Kennedy. On March 30, 2008, Klobuchar announced her endorsement of Senator Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential primary, promising her unpledged superdelegatevote for him. Klobuchar faced State Representative Kurt Billsand won a second term in the U.S. Senate in 2012. In late 2016, Klobuchar was known to have passed more legislation than any other senator. In February 2017, she called for an independent, bipartisan commission like the 9/11 Commission to investigate ties between Russia and U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration. She maintained high approval ratings throughout 2017, with the Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll announcing in April 2017 that her approval rating was 72%. In October 2017, Morning Consultlisted Klobuchar in...
On February 6, 2019, Klobuchar announced on her Twitter that she will announce her candidacy for President of the United States on February 10 in Minneapolis. On February 10, 2019, Klobuchar announced that she is running for President in the 2020 United States presidential election. Klobuchar's allegedly harsh treatment of her Senate staff received some coverage before her announcement. She ended her campaign on March 2, 2020 after losing the first four Democratic primary contests.
In 1993, Klobuchar married John Bessler. They have a daughter. She is a member of the United Church of Christ. In September 2021, she announced that she was diagnosed with breast cancerseven months before.
The 2020 presidential campaign of Amy Klobuchar, the senior United States senator from Minnesota and former Hennepin County attorney, was formally announced on February 10, 2019 in Minneapolis. Prior to her announcement, Klobuchar had been discussed as a potential candidate for the office by multiple news publications. Klobuchar pitched herself as a moderate choice within the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries. Her platform included investments in infrastructure, a public option for he
Klobuchar was described by The New York Times in 2008 and The New Yorker in 2016 and by the Star Tribune in 2012 as one of the women most likely to become the first female President of the United States. In January 2019, Klobuchar was reported to be seriously considering entering the Democratic Party primaries for the 2020 United States presidential election. Klobuchar placed fourth among Democratic potential candidates in a December 2018 poll of Iowa voters. On February 5, 2019, Klobuchar annou
Klobuchar held a campaign announcement rally at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis on February 10, 2019. Within 48 hours of her announcement, the Klobuchar campaign raised over $1 million, with more than 95% coming from donors who gave less than $100. Klobuchar said during her annou
In the week following her announcement, Klobuchar campaigned in South Carolina, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and New Hampshire. Rachel Maddow, who has covered Klobuchar for years, had a long interview with her on February 11. George Stephanopoulos also interviewed her on Good Morni
In January 2020, an Associated Press investigation revealed new evidence and various inconsistencies in Klobuchar's handling of the case of Myon Burrell, an African-American teenager who was sentenced to life in prison over the murder of 11-year-old Tyesha Edwards in 2002. Upon t
Klobuchar has pitched herself as moderate and pragmatic, willing to tell voters no when she believes a specific proposal is not in the best interests of the nation.
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Klobuchar avlade 1982 grundexamen vid Yale University och 1985 juristexamen vid University of Chicago.
2006 I början av 2005, efter att senatorn Mark Dayton tillkännagett att han inte skulle försöka sig på ett återval, så blev Klobuchar snabbt en kandidat att räkna med. Den 29 september 2005 fick hon stöd av EMILY's List, en aktionskommitte som stöder kvinnliga abortpositiva politiker, och stödet från DFL kom den 9 juni 2006. Under primärvalen fick hon också stöd av majoriteten av DFL's "state legislators". Klobuchar vann därför nomineringen i det Demokratiska partiet och ställdes sedan mot Ma...
Enligt en opinionsmätning i september 2009 så ansåg 59 procent av allmänheten i Minnesota att Klobuchar gjorde ett bra jobb i Senaten medan 36 procent inte tyckte det. Den 12 mars 2012 angav 67 procent av allmänheten i Minnesota att de var positiva till Klobuchars arbetsinsats.  I april 2017 fick hon ännu lite högre och bättre siffror i en mätning utförd av Star Tribune. Då angav 72 procent av allmänheten i delstaten att de var nöjda med Klobuchar i Senaten.
Hon har namngivits av The New York Times och The New Yorker som en av kvinnorna mest sannolikt att bli den första kvinnliga presidenten i USA. Den 5 februari 2019 meddelade Klobuchar att hon skulle göra ett "stort meddelande" i Minneapolis den 10 februari med avseende på en presidentkandidatur. The Washington Posts nationella kolumnist Jennifer Rubin skrev att Klobuchar skulle vara en moderat kandidat med stor erfarenhet av landsbygdspolitiken. Rubin skrev också att Klobuchar skulle kunna bli en utmärkt vice presidentkandidat. Den 10 februari 2019 meddelade Klobuchar att hon kandiderar i det amerikanska presidentvalet år 2020. Den 2 mars 2020 avslututade Klobuchar sin kandidatur till presidentvalet år 2020 och ställde sig bakom Joe Biden.
Som demokrat har Klobuchars politiska ställningstaganden i allmänhet varit i linje med modern amerikansk liberalism. Hon är för abort, stöder HBTQ-rättigheter och Obamacare. Klobuchar var kritisk mot kriget i Irak. Enligt FiveThirtyEight hade Klobuchar röstat i linje med president Donald Trumps positioner 26,4 procent av tiden.
Klobuchar gifte sig 1993 med juristen John Bessler. Paret har en dotter, Abigail. Hon är dotter till författaren och kolumnisten Jim Klobuchar och ättling till slovener. Hon är medlem i kongregationalistkyrkan.Uncovering the Dome (1986)The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland (2015).Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age(2021)Wikimedia Commons har media som rör Amy Klobuchar.Bilder & mediabiografi på den amerikanska kongressens webbplats, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
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- Local and Municipal Officials
- Party Officials
- Notable Individuals
1. Melvin Carter, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesotasince 2018 2. Jacob Frey, Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota since 2018 3. Emily Larson, Mayor of Duluth, Minnesota since 2016
1. Norm Sterzenbach, Iowa Caucus Advisor for Klobuchar's campaign since 2019; former Executive Director of the Iowa Democratic Party (2006–2013); former director of Beto O'Rourke's 2020 campaign (2019) (previously endorsed Beto O'Rourke)
1. Andy McGuire, former Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party(2015–2017)
Academics, experts, and writers
1. John Bessler, attorney and academic; Klobuchar's husband 2. Jim Klobuchar, journalist, author, columnist, and travel guide; Klobuchar's father
Athletes and sports figures
1. Phill Drobnick, curler
1. Clay Aiken, singer, former nominee for the North Carolina's 2nd congressional district, and LGBT activist (switched from earlier endorsement of Joe Biden) 2. Greg Berlanti, writer, producer and director (also endorsed Pete Buttigieg) 3. Lorraine Gary, actress 4. Teri Hatcher, actress 5. Jay Leno, comedian and talk show host
1. Iowa City Press-Citizen 2. New Hampshire Union Leader 3. Quad-City Times 4. Seacoast Media Group 5. The New York Times (co-endorsement with Elizabeth Warren) 6. The Keene Sentinel 7. Las Vegas Sun and Las Vegas Weekly(co-endorsement with Joe Biden) 8. The Mercury News and East Bay Times 9. Houston Chronicle 10. San Francisco Chronicle 11. The Seattle Times 12. Bangor Daily News