Klobuchar Ends Quarter With $2.5M And No Opponent


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar doesn’t have a declared opponent yet, but she has $2.5 million in the bank.

Klobuchar’s campaign released a fundraising report Monday showing that she raised slightly more than $1 million in the first three months of the year. It also showed the campaign bank balance as of the end of March.

Klobuchar is running for a second term next year after winning 58 percent of the vote in 2006. She is a former Hennepin County prosecutor and serves on committees for judiciary, commerce and agriculture and a joint House-Senate panel on the economy. She also heads a subcommittee on innovation and exports.

She raised and spent $9.5 million on her first race against Republican Mark Kennedy.

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  • Carl

    What is Amy’s one defining achievement that she can stand on for the next election ?
    Something that separates her from the rest of the democrates ?

    • tom

      nothing.As all congress did, nothing but raise prices and fuel. Vote for her again?? no.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    Did you hear about the new liberal agenda?
    They’ve got two hands in your front pockets and two in your back pockets.

  • GN

    If anyone would take notice and follow every one of her votes in Congress, you would discover that under her term, to date, unionized federal employees have skyrockeded to 36.4% from a traditional 5%. Folks have to stop watching television and start taking notes on how these clowns vote. Get involved and start logging on to CSPAN and follow how corrupt these people really are.

  • dan

    Old Bandwagon Amy. She never saw a crisis she didnt try to add her name to in solving the big problems. Please find another occupation.

  • Jim

    She blindly followed the rest of her flock, didn’t read the Obamacare bill, but voted in favor of it anyway.

    Isn’t there a viable moderate conservative in Minnesota willing to take her on?

    Looks like her name is going to carry her to retirement as a US Senator from Minnesota.

  • Paul Johnson

    It’s not amusing – it’s pathetic really – that the two previous negative comments were on her performance in Congress. She’s a senator!

    • Rusty Shackelford

      She is a sheltered homely liberal Paul. Amy represents 2% of the Minnesotan population.

    • Kathy

      Not so surprising Paul. It’s easy to forget people who hide behind a closed door.

      Washington needs a change, along with Minnesota. Where was Senator Klobuchar during the Pawlenty’s abuse?

  • Kathy

    What a foolish waste. That’s a sum of money that could feed more than a few for a long time. What could Senator Klobuchar possibly say that isn’t common knowledge by this time.

    It’s not about the party anymore, or supposed fundamental beilief. Minnesotans want common sense proactive people in charge.

    I don’t see that in Senator Klobuchar or Senator Franken. I miss the Humphrey and Mondale kind of politics. They were involved and connected.

    A good civil servant doesn’t wait until election time to show their face to the public, and they don’t need a few million to convince anyone.

    A televised debate or interview using the townhall style would accomplish a better result.

    The next few elections will be interesting, and disappointing for the incumbents. Someone will stand up to the plate. It’s an ideal time for the common laborer to find a place in office.

    A few debates would tell the story more accurately. It’s always the ambitious who run for office. I hope the spotlight will be shared with regular folk this time around.

    Trust needs to be restored.

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