LAND OF THE VP

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Posted: Sep 05, 2012 7:45 PM

A case of Minnesota modesty or a 2016 clue?

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who is sometimes mentioned as a potential presidential hopeful, addressed convention delegate breakfasts this week for the early nominating states of Iowa and South Carolina. She noted that Iowa is a make-or-break place for presidential wannabes while offering a candid assessment of her Minnesota's heritage.

"We are the state that makes vice presidents that run for president," she told the Iowans before telling reporters she's happy in her current job.

Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale, two vice presidents from Minnesota, fell short in their respective bids for the top job. More recently, Minnesota Republicans Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann ran for president but didn't make it past the Iowa cut.

— Brian Bakst — Twitter http://twitter.com/Stowydad

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