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Speculation about Sen. Amy Klobuchar prompts political chess at Minnesota Legislature


November 13, 2020

Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

Just before the voting started, Senate President Jeremy Miller, R-Winona wished Sen. David Tomassoni, DFL-Chisholm well. By a vote of 63-4, Iron Range DFL Sen. David Tomassoni has been approved to become the new president of the Minnesota Senate, which is controlled by Republicans. This is the first time a Minnesota Senate President is from the minority party.

The Minnesota Senate was considering a whole lot of "ifs" on Thursday.

What if President-elect Joe Biden offered U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar a job in his administration? What if she took it? Then what if Gov. Tim Walz appointed Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan to Klobuchar's seat?

Whether any of that will happen remains to be seen, but Senate Republicans weren't planning to wait around to find out. In the sixth special session this year, legislators played political chess as Republicans tried to protect their one-seat hold on the Senate next year if Klobuchar joins Biden's cabinet.


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