Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar was the first elected female U.S. senator from Minnesota. Before becoming a senator, Klobuchar, a DFLer, served as a legal adviser to former Vice President Walter Mondale, as Hennepin County Attorney and as a partner at Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis.

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Plymouth, Minn.



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Husband, John Bessler; daughter, Abigail


Yale University, University of Chicago


Magna cum laude graduate in of Yale, 1982; associate editor of "University of Chicago Law Review"; "Attorney of the Year," 2001.

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1200 Washington Av. S., Room 250 Minneapolis, MN 55415




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Candidates flock to Minnesota State Fair

BLOG POST Updated: Aug 21 2014 - 9:38 AM

Today marks the beginning of the Minnesota State Fair, a perennial stop for candidates to shake lots of hands, pitch their platforms and feast on fatty foods.Today at noon, Gov. Mark Dayton will sit...

Klobuchar looks into contact lens prices

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 4 2014 - 9:16 AM

Washington – U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is seeking greater scrutiny of a decision by three of the four top U.S. contact lens makers to set price minimums for products.“They are an essential...

Klobuchar ratchets up attention on perils of distracted driving

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 20 2014 - 8:37 PM

In U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s view, the dangers of distracted driving cannot be talked about often enough.Consider, for example, that one in four crashes in Minnesota can be linked to driver...

Franken, Klobuchar back bill to override Hobby Lobby decision

BLOG POST Updated: Jul 9 2014 - 10:15 AM

Democratic U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar are co-sponsoring a bill that would override the Supreme Court's decision last week in the Hobby Lobby case.The bill would ban employers from...

Klobuchar, Franken won't accompany Obama to Minnesota

BLOG POST Updated: Jun 26 2014 - 9:50 AM

U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken will not fly to Minnesota with President Obama this morning because of a Senate vote to confirm Stuart Jones as the new U.S. Ambassador to Iraq.The Senate vote...

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