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The 2020 Democrats: Amy Klobuchar

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Quick Facts

Who: Amy Klobuchar

From: Plymouth, MN

Current Position: Senator for Minnesota

Campaign Website: None. Senate Website: https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/

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Background: Klobuchar received her Juris Doctor degree from University of Chicago Law School in 1985. After leaving school, she worked primarily as a partner at Dorsey & Whitney and Gray Plant Moody. Her first foray into politics was an appearance before the Minnesota State Legislature advocating for a bill that would allow mothers to stay in the hospital after giving birth for 48 hours rather than the then-standard 24 hours. This bill was passed by the state and was eventually made federal law by then-President Clinton.

Klobuchar is currently serving a third term as the Minnesota state senator following the election in 2018.

2020 Campaign & Endorsements

  • Date Announced: Feb. 10, 2019

  • Fundraising: $8.8 million in first quarter

  • Campaign Leadership: Justin Buoen

  • Key Endorsements: Walter Mondale, Tim Walz, Tina Smith

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Criticisms/Controversies

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