The 2020 Democrats: Amy Klobuchar

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Posted: Feb 10, 2019 4:00 PM
The 2020 Democrats: Amy Klobuchar

Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File

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Who: Amy Klobuchar

From: Plymouth, MN

Current Position: Senator for Minnesota

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

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.

The Issues:

Controversies: Klobuchar has recently been alleged of mistreating her staffers. This has caused at least three top campaign aides to decline leadership of her campaign.