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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Sen. Amy Klobuchar quietly climbs Washington ranks

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 7 2014 - 6:20 AM

ST. CLOUD – Sen. Amy Klobuchar traveled to a veterans’ dental clinic here recently for a ribbon-cutting, then sped west to give a speech at a dairy and creamery an hour away. Between...

Klobuchar rules out attorney general rumors

BLOG POST Updated: Sep 25 2014 - 4:13 PM

Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Thursday shot down speculation that she is a candidate to be the next U.S. attorney general."I intend to continue my work for the people of Minnesota as...

Franken, Klobuchar back Obama’s plan to arm Syrian rebels

BLOG POST Updated: Sep 18 2014 - 7:13 PM

With support from Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, the U.S. Senate approved President Obama’s plan to train and equip Syrian rebels Thursday, backing his strategy to confront the...

Klobuchar: NFL needs 'real zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence'

BLOG POST Updated: Sep 11 2014 - 11:49 AM

Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has signed on to a letter asking NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to adopt a “real zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence.”Klobuchar is among sixteen...

Klobuchar slams NFL's investigation of Rice case

BLOG POST Updated: Sep 10 2014 - 6:44 PM

Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar slammed the NFL’s investigation of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice’s domestic abuse case.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he never saw the...

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