Amy Klobuchar

Klobuchar: Senate Dems ‘very close’ to a deal on revised voting rights bill

BY: - July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Thursday that lawmakers attempting to negotiate a compromise elections overhaul bill are “very close to an agreement” on legislation, as Democrats struggle to respond to restrictive voting laws passed in Republican-led states. Klobuchar, the chairwoman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, has been meeting with other […]

Barrett nomination advances to the U.S. Senate floor with a GOP-only vote

BY: and - October 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, as Democrats boycotted the markup in a show of protest. The 12 Republicans on the panel speedily voted on Barrett’s nomination and sent it to the Senate floor. The full Senate will […]

Klobuchar questions Barrett on rolling back abortion rights

BY: - October 14, 2020

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar pressed Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday about why she doesn’t classify the landmark case that allows pregnant women to chose to have an abortion as “super precedent,” meaning Roe v. Wade would never be overturned. Barrett told the Minnesota Democrat that scholars have noted that even though Roe v. Wade isn’t considered […]

Biden wins Michigan, says ‘together, we’re bringing the party together’

BY: and - March 10, 2020

Shortly after all polls closed at 9 p.m., former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the winner of the crucial battleground state of Michigan by multiple media outlets, which may signal the end of a hard-fought Democratic presidential primary. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) drew huge crowds in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Detroit rallies […]

Slideshow: A jam-packed final 4 days before Michigan’s primary

BY: - March 10, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) invested heavily in Michigan during the weekend before the state’s Democratic primary on Tuesday. Both campaigns scheduled over a dozen events throughout the state in the four days preceding Election Day. While Sanders participated in eight events by himself over four days, Biden relied […]

Sanders pulls out all the stops in Michigan before Tuesday’s primary

BY: - March 9, 2020

After the most eventful week of the 2020 election reshaped the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, both remaining major candidates have turned their attention to Michigan. A win here could rejuvenate the campaign of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the early leader with wins in New Hampshire and Nevada. But former Vice President Joe […]

Hopes for a female VP run high in Grand Rapids as Klobuchar boosts Biden

BY: - March 7, 2020

It was half a word — “tick” — that landed U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) the loudest cheers of the morning as she campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden in Grand Rapids. “I could not think of a better way to end my candidacy, as hard as that was to […]

Whitmer: I know what it’s like to be ‘written off’ like Biden

BY: - March 5, 2020

Now-Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was endorsed in 2018 by both presidential frontrunners, former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).  But on national television Thursday morning, Whitmer delivered a key endorsement for Biden, just five days before Michigan’s high-stakes primary. In a phone interview Thursday afternoon, the Michigan Advance asked the governor why […]

Did you vote early for a candidate who dropped out? You can vote again.

BY: - March 2, 2020

Michigan voters have been casting ballots for the primary election since Jan. 25. Since then, seven candidates (six Democrats and one Republican) who were on the ballot have dropped out — and several did previously.  But don’t worry if you voted for a candidate who has taken themselves out of the fight. Because Michigan allows […]

Legendary newsman Sam Donaldson: Trump’s a ‘thug,’ Bloomberg can beat him

BY: - March 2, 2020

Sam Donaldson, the bushy-eyebrowed staple of ABC News for six decades, has taken on an unlikely role in retirement: volunteer campaign surrogate. Donaldson spent the weekend in Grand Rapids, Lansing and metro Detroit singing the praises of former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg — although the famously frank former network anchor didn’t shy away from […]

COMMENTARY

Susan J. Demas: What Pete Buttigieg’s historic candidacy meant for LGBTQ kids

BY: - March 2, 2020

I feel like a jerk. Like a lot of people, I got caught up in the Democratic primary and whose plans I thought would be best for America at this critical time in history, given what Donald Trump has wrought. On one hand, there’s nothing wrong with that and it’s a fine way to choose […]

Dem prez hopefuls haven’t been in Michigan for weeks — but that’s about to change

BY: - February 29, 2020

After an early influx of campaign stops, several top Democratic presidential candidates have gone months without campaigning in Michigan as they shifted their focus to early-voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire. However, that will change next week. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) […]