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Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:18 PM

Klobuchar Considered for Biden Cabinet Post

https://politicalwire.com/2020/11/10/klobuchar-considered-for-biden-cabinet-post/

Klobuchar Considered for Biden Cabinet Post
November 10, 2020 at 12:24 pm EST By Taegan Goddard


Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is being floated for a Cabinet post inside President-elect Joe Bidenís administration, CNBC reports.

Klobuchar is being considered by Biden and his team for a number of positions, including attorney general and secretary of Agriculture.

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Reply Klobuchar Considered for Biden Cabinet Post (Original post)
babylonsister Nov 10 OP
spooky3 Nov 10 #1
Funtatlaguy Nov 10 #3
Under The Radar Nov 10 #5
SMC22307 Nov 10 #12
Brother Buzz Nov 10 #26
judeling Nov 10 #36
questionseverything Nov 10 #2
NCjack Nov 10 #16
Demsrule86 Nov 10 #4
malaise Nov 10 #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 10 #9
Hassin Bin Sober Nov 10 #19
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 10 #20
StevieM Nov 10 #23
spooky3 Nov 10 #21
StevieM Nov 10 #24
BainsBane Nov 10 #22
StevieM Nov 10 #25
SlogginThroughIt Nov 10 #29
StevieM Nov 10 #31
SlogginThroughIt Nov 10 #35
Happy Hoosier Nov 10 #32
Hassin Bin Sober Nov 10 #34
Demsrule86 Nov 10 #39
marlakay Nov 11 #46
MineralMan Nov 11 #49
Hassin Bin Sober Nov 11 #52
SMC22307 Nov 10 #13
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 10 #17
judeling Nov 10 #37
Demsrule86 Nov 10 #40
judeling Nov 10 #42
Blue Owl Nov 10 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 10 #18
Happy Hoosier Nov 10 #33
samnsara Nov 10 #7
dixiechiken1 Nov 10 #10
BusyBeingBest Nov 10 #11
GoCubsGo Nov 10 #14
DURHAM D Nov 10 #15
spooky3 Nov 10 #30
BainsBane Nov 10 #27
Demsrule86 Nov 10 #41
Kahuna Nov 10 #28
Celerity Nov 10 #38
judeling Nov 10 #44
Celerity Nov 11 #47
oasis Nov 10 #43
DeminPennswoods Nov 11 #45
riverwalker Nov 11 #48
octoberlib Nov 11 #50
themaguffin Nov 11 #51
Yeehah Nov 11 #53

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:20 PM

1. Please do this, Joe, AND maybe Al Franken will appointed to fill the Senate vacancy! nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:22 PM

3. Oh, hell yes.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:22 PM

5. Excellent idea.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:29 PM

12. If it can work that way, HELL YES!

Great idea!

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:10 PM

26. I like you thinking, there!

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:29 PM

36. It will be Peggy Flanagan

She is the Lt Governor. But you all will be happy.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:21 PM

2. I really think we need her in the senate

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:48 PM

16. She is smart and tough. We need her more in the Senate fighting Repukes than in

the Biden Admin.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:22 PM

4. No no...no Senators. Minnesota could elect a Republican NO.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:25 PM

8. THIS

No Senators

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:27 PM

9. The Democratic governor will appoint a Democrat to replace her.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:58 PM

19. Appointed senators don't do well in follow up elections. According to .538

We donít need another Norm Coleman.



https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/appointed-senators-rarely-win-re/

Appointed Senators Rarely Win Re-Election
By Nate Silver


In November, two Republicans, Roger Wicker of Mississippi and John Barrasso of Wyoming, appeared on the ballot for the first time as candidates for U.S. Senate, after having been appointed to the chamber midway through the 110th Congress as replacements for Trent Lott and Craig Thomas, respectively. Both won their special elections easily, with Wicker defeating an underwhelming opponent in Ronnie Musgrove, and Barrasso hardly facing any serious challenge at all.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:01 PM

20. Tina Smith did just fine.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:06 PM

23. That's one.

We don't know how a different election would go. It is better not to take the chance.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:01 PM

21. Tina Smith (D-MN) just won her re-election after having been appointed. nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:07 PM

24. That's one. As I wrote above, we don't know how a different election would go.

It is better not to take the chance.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:01 PM

22. Tina Smith just won

here in MN.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #22)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:09 PM

25. To repeat what I wrote to the two posters just above you: that's one.

We don't know how a different election will go. It is better not to take the chance.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:48 PM

29. So we should short our bench and their careers?

If they would help our country, they are qualified and they are requested the why stop them? Because republicans?

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Response to SlogginThroughIt (Reply #29)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:04 PM

31. We have a terrific bench.

There are many other wonderful candidates, like Sally Yates.

Amy's career is not being cut short. If she doesn't join the cabinet she will continue to flourish in the Senate for many years to come.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #31)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:19 PM

35. She has aspirations for the presidency.

Serving in a high level cabinet role gets her that much closer.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:08 PM

32. Al Franken!!

Bring back Al.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #32)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:13 PM

34. That might be worth the risk.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #34)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:59 PM

39. No, it is not worth the risk. It was his choice to resign rather than fight.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #32)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 12:01 AM

46. I love him but have you heard him talk

This past year? He has lost the confidence and power he use to have. He could barely answer questions last few times I saw him. Broke my heart after what was done to him.

They broke him and he is not the same fighter he use to be and I think him running would just hurt him more.





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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:43 AM

49. Tina Smith.

That would have been easy to look up. She just won in Minnesota. Every state is different, you see...

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #49)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:45 AM

52. 40 percent versus 88 percent.

At no time did I say a win was impossible. So what was your point again?

And the state that replaced Paul Wellstone with Norm Coleman? And elected Jesse Fucking Ventura? Yeah, ok.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:33 PM

13. 2020 Minnesota Statutes / 204D.28 UNITED STATES SENATE VACANCY; MANNER OF FILLING

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/204D.28

When is she up for re-election - 2024?

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:52 PM

17. Yes, she's up again in 2024.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:39 PM

37. Not a problem in Minnesota

The GOP bench is just to short and Peggy Flanagan is a star on the rise.

If Tina Smith had no problem running at peak Trump turn out Peggy would win with Klobuchar type numbers.

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Response to judeling (Reply #37)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 10:00 PM

40. No, we can't be sure...it is a mid term year that she will run ...bad time for the party in power...

NO Senators go anywhere.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #40)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:33 PM

42. Actually She would run in 2021 if I read the law correctly

That is the municipal election cycle and Peak Democratic turnout advantage.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:23 PM

6. Only if Al gets to replace her current seat

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:53 PM

18. Would he want it after so many of his colleagues stabbed him in the back?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:09 PM

33. He said he really misses it. NT

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:24 PM

7. oh i hope so!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:28 PM

10. I like Amy but I thought the Biden team had an informal "ban" on considering any current Senators...

For cabinet positions? Also, I saw one of her recent interviews after the election when it was clear Joe had won and she said she wasn't interested in a cabinet position. She said she loved her current position and thought she was most effective as Senator.

I realize that this doesn't really mean anything. It could all change if a coveted position is offered to her.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:29 PM

11. Amy would be a great pick for almost anything.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:37 PM

14. As long as Al Franken gets appointed to this seat, I'm okay with it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:38 PM

15. No. No. No. and

I don't believe this gossip.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:14 PM

27. I could see her as Attorney General

I like Amy. And I wouldn't worry about her Senate seat.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #27)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 10:01 PM

41. The Senate is way more important than any cabinet positon...it will make or break Biden's

presidency.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:44 PM

28. She's very competent. I have no doubt that Biden would tap her. Plus...

She did the right thing when she knew she had no chance for the nomination, by quitting and immediately endorsing Biden.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:55 PM

38. She would not get AG, remember why she ruled herself out for VP (bad racial justice record as

Hennepin County Attorney). The CBC would go bonkers (Clyburn himself said she should not be VP)

Amid Floyd fallout, Clyburn says it's not the right time for Klobuchar to be named VP

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/blog/meet-press-blog-latest-news-analysis-data-driving-political-discussion-n988541/ncrd1218681#blogHeader



As a prosecutor in heavily white Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar declined to go after police involved in fatal encounters with black men

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/amy-klobuchar-was-a-tough-on-crime-prosecutor-will-a-diverse-democratic-base-accept-her-record/2019/03/21/739e6984-4057-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html

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Response to Celerity (Reply #38)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:56 PM

44. That was election year BS

By the time it comes she will have plenty of support from the African American community, both in Minnesota and nationally.
What is more as this is an issue and she still has aspirations it will be one of the issues she will work on hard as AG.
She didn't pull out of the consideration because of her record, but because the distortion of her record and the repair of it at that time would have been to much of a distraction. She was well on her way to do just that before George Floyd.
If she is the choice by the time of any confirmation she will be validated by the African American leadership and I expect that will include BLM.

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Response to judeling (Reply #44)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 12:06 AM

47. I doubt it, but you are more than welcome to your opinion

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:48 PM

43. Guaranteed senate seat for years to come. Stay put Amy. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

45. Wouldn't surprise me if she is or her supporters

are the ones "floating" her name for a cabinet spot.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:39 AM

48. The Governor is already on it

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:46 AM

50. Senators need to stay in the Senate. Amy Klobuchar is probably floating this herself

because that's usually the way it works. There are plenty of other people such as Doug Jones who's had extensive civil rights experience.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:49 AM

51. This shouldn't be a surprise. She was a strong surrogate for Biden

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:54 AM

53. If she gets Agriculture, she'll have an epic mess to clean up

behind imbecile gangster Sonny Perdue.

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