In years of yore, it would have represented a union of political dynasties, a strategic alliance, or, at the very least, an astute diplomatic overture.
But in the modern era, we marry for love. And so, over the weekend, the on-the-record voices of U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken decided to get married.
Linden Zakula, Klobuchar’s long-time communications director, sought the hand of Alexandra Fetissoff, Franken’s Washington press secretary. She accepted on the spot. They’re both 29.
The proposal came Friday night, after Zakula’s last day in Klobuchar’s employ. He is headed to the lobbying world, doing communications for Lockridge, Grindal Nauen, a Minneapolis law firm with government relations practices in St. Paul and Washington.
While Zakula took time off from his Senate job this fall to help out on Klobuchar’s reelection in Minnesota, Fetissoff was off in Montana working on the hard fought reelection campaign of U.S. Sen Jon Tester.
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