North Dakota and Minnesota’s congressional delegations offered mixed reactions Wednesday to President Barack Obama’s call for sweeping changes to address gun violence in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting a month ago, but all agreed it’s time for a comprehensive look at the issue.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and challenger, Minnesota Rep. Kurt Bills, R-Rosemount, agree on the need to fix a dysfunctional Congress. The two participated in a candidate forum Tuesday at the Duluth Playhouse sponsored by the News Tribune editorial board and the Duluth Chamber of Commerce.
The Minnesota Farm Bureau, which rarely endorses Democrats, is backing U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar for reelection. The bureau backed Klobuchar's Republican opponent in 2006, but this year says the Democrat has been "a strong and effective advocate for Minnesota farmers."
Amy Klobuchar and Kurt Bills shared broad smiles and agreed it was hot. But then the two U.S. Senate candidates took to a Minnesota State Fair stage Thursday in what proved to be a feisty debate during which they agreed on little.
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