Surprise: Another Democrat from Minnesota


Here’s to daughters of (locally) famous men: Amy Klobuchar, whose last name every Minnesotan associates with the late, and beautifully crotchety, column her father, Jim, used to pen for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, seems headed to be the junior senator from Minnesota. Klobuchar paid her own dues, working her way up through the Hennepin County District Attorney’s office. Democrats on Capitol Hill can use someone with prosecutorial expertise…

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