Democrat Amy Klobuchar officially entered the race for U.S. Senate
on Sunday April 17, 2005. Klobuchar, 44, is in her eighth year
as Hennepin County attorney. She touted her record as a prosecutor.
pledged to bring "Minnesota common sense" to Washington. Klobuchar
denounced Republican proposals to allow some Americans to invest
a portion of their Social Security withholding in the stock market.
She called for fair trade agreements for farmers, for protecting
the environnment and for a strong military and safe communities.
She said the Bush tax cuts unfairly favor wealthy Americans and
she spoke out against the growing federal budget deficit, vowing
to promote a "pay-as-you-go" approach if she makes it to the Senate.