Amy Jean Klobuchar is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Minnesota since 2007. She previously served as the Hennepin County attorney. She announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States in the 2020 election on February 10, 2019. On March 2, 2020, she suspended her campaign and endorsed Joe Biden.
About Amy Klobuchar in brief
Amy Jean Klobuchar is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Minnesota since 2007. She previously served as the Hennepin County attorney. She announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States in the 2020 election on February 10, 2019. On March 2, 2020, she suspended her campaign and endorsed Joe Biden. She was first elected to the Senate in 2006, becoming Minnesota’s first elected female U.S. senator, and was reelected in 2012 and 2018. In 2009 and 2010, she was described as a “rising star” in the Democratic Party. She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, Minnesota’s affiliate of the Democratic party. She has a daughter, Abigail, who was born with a disorder that prevented her from swallowing. She also has a son, James, who is a retired sportswriter and columnist for the Star Tribune. Her father Jim is of Slovene descent; his grandparents were immigrants from Slovenia’s White Carniola region. Her mother taught second grade until she retired at age 70, and her father was a miner on Minnesota’s Iron Range. She received her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in political science in 1982 from Yale University. After Yale, she enrolled at the University of Chicago Law School and earned her Juris Doctor magna Cum Laude in 1985. Her senior thesis, Uncovering the Dome, a 250-page history of the ten years of politics surrounding the building of the Hubert H.
Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, was published by Waveland Press in 1986. Before seeking public office, besides working as a prosecutor, Klopuchar was a partner at the Minnesota law firms Dorsey & Whitney and Gray Plant Mooty. She became an early favorite for the DFL nomination for the 2006 DFL election, and won the endorsement of the majority of DFL state legislators during the primaries in June 2006. In early 2005, after U. S. senator Mark Dayton announced that he would not seek reelection, A poll of state delegates showed her closest opponent would beat her. In September 2005, EMILY’s List endorsed her and Klobochar won the election. In November 2006, she became the state’s first female senator. In 2008, she won a special election to the Minnesota House of Representatives, where she was re-elected with no opposition. In 2012, she lost her re-election bid for the Minnesota Senate seat vacated by Mark Dayton. She lost her reelection bid in the 2014 Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party primary, but won the November general election with a majority of the vote. In 2014, she announced her intention to run for the U.N. General Assembly as a candidate for the first time in her political career. Her husband, Jim, is a former Minnesota state senator who served as Minnesota’s attorney general.