Upset that Medical Device Tax hasn’t been repealed.
She’s in the middle of the negotiations…..and talked live with Dave Lee.
Amy Klobuchar’s star still rising?
A Minnesota senator is one of the key players hammering out a deal that could end the federal government shutdown. Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar is helping write a compromised version of a plan drafted by Republican Senator Susan Collins and credited GOP moderates. “We are friends,” Klobuchar said. “Senate Republicans really came to the fore, more moderates, saying ‘We want to work on a compromise,’ and that’s exactly what’s happening today in the Senate.”
Top Republican legislators want an independent review of Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s move to allow online voter registration. Four prominent GOP lawmakers accuse Ritchie of using “dubious authority” to set up the system without explicit legislative permission.
The government shutdown is headed into its second week, but Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she is hopeful that a compromise backed by 22 moderate House Republicans to fund the government for six weeks so a deal can be reached could lead to a breakthrough.
Minnesota’s congressional delegation is split over President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike against Syria. And the split is not falling along party lines.
Attorneys for fired Minnesota Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb deny deliberately publishing details about other sexual affairs they allege occurred at the Capitol.
The newest Republican to join Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race ran for the same seat in 1996, when the party deadlocked over a candidate. Bison farmer Monti Moreno said he’s launching a campaign to unseat first-term Democratic Sen. Al Franken.
The Republican businessman running to challenge Democrat Al Franken for U.S. Senate next year reported Friday that he’s worth at least $15 million and as much $57 million.
Two Republican legislators who want to be Minnesota governor are one-upping each other in calls to wipe out a new sales tax on warehousing services. Sen. Dave Thompson and Rep. Kurt Zellers have latched onto the issue.
Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden has announced the backing of former Sens. Norm Coleman and Rod Grams in his campaign for the party’s 2014 nomination.
Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby has been keeping himself occupied since retiring from his position delivering the evening news to Minnesotans back in 2010. But he may soon be embarking on his most ambitious venture yet — Washington, D.C.
The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that it has hired a dozen state directors to work closely with state parties, the first major step in GOP Chairman Reince Priebus’ plan to erase the long-standing political advantage Democrats enjoy in some states.
The Republican leader of the Minnesota Senate is not running for governor next year. Sen. David Hann of Eden Prairie says Friday he’s not joining the growing field of Republicans in the 2014 race.