Former U.S. senator Rod Grams, a popular TV anchorman who went on to become the most conservative politician ever elected to statewide office in Minnesota, has died. He was 65.
Former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams has entered hospice care following his April 2012 cancer diagnosis. Grams, 65, is in hospice with Stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to other parts of his body. He’s at home in his east-central Minnesota town of Crown and said his cancer is too aggressive for chemotherapy.
U.S Senator Amy Klobuchar is being challenged by Republican Kurt Bills. But Larry Jacobs, political science professor, says if there were a poll taken today, most people wouldn’t be able to name her opponent.