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Wed May 15, 2019, 09:55 AM

 

Senator Amy Klobuchar Isn't Afraid of Your Stories--Good, Bad, Salad Comb

Amy Klobuchar announced her run for president last February while standing outside in the middle of a snowstorm. It was a badge of honor for the third-term Minnesota senator and native of the state, a metaphor for her midwestern common sense and effectiveness during one of the most unsettling times in American political history.

A graduate of Yale and the University of Chicago Law School, Klobuchar served as prosecutor for the most populous county in Minnesota before becoming the state’s first elected female senator in 2006. Her ability to reach across the aisle to target the opioid crisis, inflated prescription drug costs, and sexual harassment led Vanderbilt University to hail her as the most effective Democratic senator last Congress. Meanwhile, her affable, folksy charm (she encourages constituents to call her Amy) makes her one of the most popular politicians in office. That “Minnesota nice” image was dented, however, by a series of news reports in February detailing her demanding and sometimes humiliating behavior toward her staff.

Nevertheless, she’s betting her genial pragmatism and penchant for bipartisanship—and her potential to pick up Midwest swing states that sealed President Trump’s victory in 2016—will be just the antidote needed to win in 2020. In April, shortly after releasing her tax returns to the public, the heartland candidate spoke to ELLE about what she’s really like as a boss, sexism in Congress, and her unusual choice of eating utensils.


Elle

Good read.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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