Larry Jacobs of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs says Sen. Amy Klobuchar is ignoring her Republican challenger, Kurt Bills, who remains unknown to most Minnesotans. Jacobs says the "rose garden strategy" can work for a politician as popular as Klobuchar appears to be. And it might set her up for a spot as a running mate in 2016.
First elected in 1986, state Rep. Wagenius not seeking another term
The veteran lawmaker has announced her decision not to run again.