Page 2 of 2 Previous

Continued: Hotdish Politics: With Judiciary Committee drawing attention, Franken and Klobuchar are, too

  • Article by: COREY MITCHELL , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 11, 2013 - 8:34 PM

Come 2014, voters will focus on other issues, Downey said.

“When you think about the major issues, it’s the economy, the budget deficits and it’s foreign affairs,” he said. “Minnesotans would expect our U.S. senators to really be leading on these biggest issues.”

While the congressional focus on guns and immigration has boosted the profiles of fellow committee members such as Ted Cruz of Texas, Klobuchar and Franken could be less likely to reap results.

“If they’re going to get a benefit out of it, they have to be part of the solution,” Schier said. “But the Republican House is going to prevent that. It’s hard to claim credit when nothing happens.”

 

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close