Amy Klobuchar | U.S. Senator [D-MN]
Amy Klobuchar speaking at the 2019 Iowa Democrats Hall of Fame Celebration. By: Lorie Shaull
Amy Klobuchar Contact & Bio Information
Born 05/25/1960 (Age 59)
Phone Number: 202-224-3244
Amy Klobuchar Congress Details
Years in Congress: 01/03/2007 - Present
Committees On: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, Commerce, Science & Transportation, Judiciary, Rules & Administration & Joint Economic Committee
Amy Klobuchar History
U.S. Senator from Minnesota (01/03/2007 - Present)
College Attended: Chicago ('85) & Yale ('82)
Degrees Earned: J.D. (Law) Law (85) & Bachelors Degree Political Science (82)
Prior Occupations: Lawyer
Feb 19 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Nov 20 2019
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Oct 16 2019
The 10th Democratic Debate will be held at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. CBS News is hosting the debate along with the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. It is being held days after the Nevada caucuses and days before the South Carolina Democratic primary.
The 9th Democratic Debate was held at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. NBC News and MSNBC hosted the debate along with The Nevada Independent. It was the smallest debate stage in the 2020 election cycle and the first debate former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg participated in. His Democratic rivals wasted no time harshly criticizing his record on a number of issues and questioning his motives for entering the race. Bloomberg appeared caught off guard at some moments, but forcefully pushed back at others. Another memorable moment is when Sen. Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg had an impassioned debate over courting minority voters.
The 8th Democratic debate co-hosted by ABC and television station WMUR was held at St Anselm College, outside of Manchester, NH. The candidates surprisingly struck a less hostile tone than prior debates and there were even some moments of levity when Bernie Sanders was asked about a criticism by Hillary Clinton about his likability in the Senate, hoping to get some moments of disagreement, but instead Joe Biden talked about his admiration for Sanders and gave him a hug. Not all moments were light though, with multiple candidates questioning Pete Buttigieg about his inability to break through with non-white voters and Biden sharply criticizing Sanders over gun control.
Amy Klobuchar spoke with the cast of Morning Joe the morning after the 7th Democratic debate to discuss how she felt the evening went. She expressed happiness with her performance and confidence that she will perform well in the rapidly approaching Iowa caucuses. She was also asked about the pending Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump and whether she thinks there are enough votes to require witnesses at the trial.
The 7th Democratic Debate co-hosted by CNN and The Des Moines Register was held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Six candidates qualified for the debate in what was the smallest debate to date. The debate happened one day after Senator Warren accused Senator Sanders of privately telling her that a woman couldn't win the general election, an accusation Sanders vociferously denies. Another memorable element of the evening was Senator Klobuchar appearing to go on the attack against nearly everyone on the stage, especially the candidates she perceives as being too far left to win in a general election.
Amy Klobuchar spoke with CNN's Alisyn Camerota on New Day about her performance in the sixth Democratic presidential debate the night before. Klobuchar was asked about her thoughts after many viewers gave her debate performance high accolades and she responded that she is just being herself. She also stressed that she feels she's the best candidate that can win back the crucial swing-states that went to Donald Trump in 2016.
Amy Klobuchar spoke with the cast of Morning Joe the morning after what is widely considered her best debate performance to discuss the previous night and what she sees for herself moving forward. She was also blunt about her responsibility to be present in the Senate during the impeachment trial of President Trump and that her duty as a Senator takes precedent, even if it is to the detriment of her campaign.
The 6th Democratic debate co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico will be held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The seven candidates who qualified will share the same stage for a single-night of debate. It begins at 8:00PM Eastern and is slated to end at 10:30PM. This will be the last debate of 2019.
Amy Klobuchar sat down with the women on "The View" to discuss her Presidential campaign, the impeachment investigation into Donald Trump, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's entry into the crowded Democratic field, and why she thinks she is best suited to take on Donald Trump in the general election.
Amy Klobuchar sat down in the spin room with Chris Matthews and his panel to discuss her performance at the 5th Democratic debate. She spoke about the moment she shined a light on the fact that multiple women on the stage are supremely more qualified than Mayor Pete Buttegieg, but continue to face a double standard. She also discussed why she thinks the average voter isn't far left or far right, but instead moderate who just want what's best for our country.
The Fifth Democratic Debate will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Ten candidates qualified for the debate - Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer.
Amy Klobuchar spoke with Jake Tapper via satellite from Minneapolis, Minnesota where to discuss her 2020 campaign for President and where she thinks the race stands less than three months before the first primary votes are cast. She also discussed recent developments about former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg filing official paperwork to be on the primary ballot in the state of Alabama.
Amy Klobuchar spoke with the crew of "Morning Joe" the morning after the 4th Democratic Debate to discuss how she felt the night went for her and what she plans to do to get some momentum heading into the first primaries in early 2020. Klobuchar was blunt, expressly stating that she isn't a "celebrity candidate" and is instead a candidate who can appeal to the Midwestern voters Democrats desperately need to win the Electoral College in 2020. She also heavily criticized many candidates "Medicare for All" proposals and instead pushed her plan to expand Obamacare.
The fourth Democratic debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, just outside of Columbus, featured twelve candidates all sharing the same stage. Most observers paid close attention to how Senator Elizabeth Warren performance now that she is leading in many national polls and she had a fairly strong night. Eyes were also on Bernie Sanders, who is returning to the race after suffering a heart attack on October 1. He had a strong performance and is, at least for now, seeming to move on from his health emergency. Joe Biden had a relatively strong night without any major gaffes, but without any major memorable moment either.
The third Democratic debate in Houston brought the top ten candidates in the Democratic field onto the same stage for the first time and there was no shortage of lively discussion among the group. The top three candidates - Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders - stuck largely to their typical script, with neither of them delivering any major blows, to the likely relief of Joe Biden. The remaining seven candidates received ample time to deliver their message and answer questions from the moderators, but none appeared to deliver a breakout performance that would shake the top of the field up.
Amy Klobuchar spoke with Chuck Todd on Meet The Press about life on the campaign trail and why she believes that she's "stronger" than all the other candidates running. She also chastised Donald Trump for telling "over 10,000 lies" to the American people, saying that one of the most important qualities a President needs to have is the ability to be honest with the American people.
Amy Klobuchar spoke with Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union" where she reacted to Donald Trump's decision to cancel a secret Camp David meeting with the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan. The Senator lamented how Trump has handled the talks, saying that "foreign policy isn't a game show." Klobuchar also talked about the scourge of mass shootings in the United States, saying she supports an assault weapons ban and a voluntary gun buyback program.
Amy Klobuchar sat down with Lawrence O'Donnell on "The Last Word" to discuss her 2020 campaign and to express her dismay at Senator Mitch McConnell over his refusal to bring any gun legislation to the Senate floor in the wake of now weekly mass shootings throughout the country. She also discussed why she believes that Trump's trade war with China should be one of the top issues in the Democratic Primary because it is something that directly affects every single American.
Amy Klobuchar spoke to attendees at a house party in Nashua, New Hampshire where she discussed her campaign for the Democratic nomination for President in 2020. Klobuchar discussed why she believes she is uniquely suited to take on Donald Trump in the general election and asked supporters to spread the word about her campaign.
Amy Klobuchar sat down with Margaret Brennan of "Face the Nation" to discuss the Trump administration's tariffs on China and the ever escalating trade war with the world's second largest economy. Klobuchar was highly critical of Trump's tactics and expressed worry that he will only make things worse. She went on to criticize Trump for using tariffs "like a meat cleaver."
Amy Klobuchar sat down with Chris Wallace on 'Fox News Sunday' to discuss her Presidential campaign and why she thinks she is uniquely suited to win the Democratic nomination in 2020. Klobuchar spent much of the interview chastising Donald Trump over how he conducts himself as President, great leaders "make decisions not just for this generation but for seven generations from now” before saying that Trump “can’t even keep his decisions seven minutes from now.”
2020 Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Amy Klobuchar, joined Morning Joe, following the first night of the second Democratic Debate. She talked about what it was to not over-promise, and win back President Donald Trump's voters. She also talked about Sen. Mitch McConnell, and his blocking of an election security bill.
Night one of the second Democratic debate in Detroit featured two popular progressive candidates speaking the most, Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren, engaging in debates with more moderate candidates on topics including health care, immigration reform & college education. Tim Ryan and John Delaney were the most outspoken in support of more moderate positions providing a contrast while Pete Buttigieg with the 3rd most speaking time focused his criticism on Republicans. Steve Bullock made his first appearance and also defended more moderate positions.
The first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle featured the first ten of twenty candidates who qualified to participate. There were plenty of minor disagreements between the candidates, particularly on immigration, healthcare policy, and Donald Trump. Some notable moments are when Senator Warren publicly called for the elimination of private health insurance (a first for her), Julian Castro's passionate plea for a more inclusive immigration law, and a number of candidates answering questions in Spanish instead of English in a bid to appeal to Hispanic voters.
Senator. Amy Klobuchar joined Chris Matthews to discuss her policy proposals for reproductive rights, and her confrontation about them with Governor Jay Inslee on the night of the first debate. She recalled how there were the women on the stage who had done something about it as well.
Senator. Amy Klobuchar talked with Seth Meyers about running against her work colleagues. The interview also covered the elements that are needed for the impeachment of a president of the United States, as well as her plans to repair America’s Infrastructure.
Senator Amy Klobuchar sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to explain why she was running for president of the United States. She went on later to recall sitting with John McCain during President Donald Trump's inauguration. She touched on health care in America, and later Jimmy gave her some new slogan ideas for her campaign.
2020 Democratic candidate, Sen. Amy Klobuchar did an interview with the hosts of The View. In it, she expressed her concerns about the risk of Roe v. Wade being overturned by recent laws passed in Alabama. She also responded to allegations that she mistreated her staff, by saying when you have a high powered job, “you can't be likable in every moment.”
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn, discussed her 2020 Presidential campaign at a Fox News town hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She talked about her reputation as having more moderate views and how that would help her stand out in the field of Democrat hopefuls. When asked why progressives should support her campaign, she said she was a "proven progressive."
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar sat down for an interview with Andrea Mitchell of Meet the Press. It was her first major broadcast interview since declaring her candidacy for the Democratic Presidential nomination.
The Minnesota senator, Amy Klobuchar opened up about her 2020 presidential campaign, as well as discussed its goals. She talked about what she brought to the race that no other candidate did. She joked at first, and said "snow." Then went on to say she brought a background of growing up in the Heartland.
2020 democratic candidate, Senator Amy Klobuchar talked with Rachel Maddow about the setting of her 2020 presidential campaign announcement on the Mississippi River, in a snowstorm. They also discussed the local parallels along with national priorities, as well as Democratic candidates in the Midwest, and the energy she sees for them. She also discussed with Maddow how she won ever congressional district, including Michele Bachmann's.