Amy Klobuchar

Amy Jean Klobuchar (pronounced /'kloʊ.bə.ʃɑɹ/, born May 25, 1960) is the senior (and currently only) United States Senator from Minnesota. She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party. She is the first elected female senator from Minnesota and is one of seventeen female senators serving in the 111th United States Congress. Formerly county attorney of Hennepin County, she was the chief prosecutor for the most populous county in Minnesota. Klobuchar was a legal adviser to former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale and partner in two prominent law firms. She has been cited by the New York Times to be among the seventeen most likely women to become the first female President of the United States. She is currently the Senior Senator from Minnesota pending the resolution of the election contest between Al Franken and Norm Coleman. Should Coleman succeed in overturning the recount or otherwise regain his seat, he would regain his seniority; should Franken be seated, she will remain the senior member. Born in Plymouth, Minnesota, Klobuchar is the daughter of Jim Klobuchar, an author and retired sportswriter and columnist for the Star
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