Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar won easy reelection to a second, six-year term Election Day (Nov. 6), crushing Republican opponent Rep. Kurt Bills by a wide margin.
“We won the right way,” Klobuchar told Democrats gathered in St. Paul Tuesday evening.
“He (Bills) campaigned hard to the end. And we all wish him well,” she said.
Klobuchar, 52, is the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in Minnesota state history.
A former Hennepin County Attorney, she is known for tempered rhetoric, a “workhorse” approach to her duties, reaching across the party aisle.
Klobuchar often declares political courage is less a willingness to stand alone than with others with whom you don’t always agree.