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Klobuchar says 'no' to presidential run

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Hardball Thursday night, “I love being the Senator from Minnesota, that’s what I want to do." MinnPost reports, when Matthews pressed Klobuchar for a yes or no answer to whether she wants to be president she said, "That was a no. I couldn’t be clearer."

Thompson wins GOP primary battle for US Senate in Wisconsin

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson won a four-way Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin. Thompson will face Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the general election this fall. Democratic incumbent Sen. Herb Kohl is not running for his fifth-term.

Kurt Bills' Senate campaign coffers nearly empty

GOP U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills is in apparent need of dollar bills. The Federal Election Commission reports that the Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar has just $5,841 in the bank -- approximately 900 times less than Klobuchar's campaign, which has nearly $5.4 million.

Michele Bachmann asks for contributions to help U.S. Senate candidates

Through the help of her leadership PAC designed to help fellow lawmakers or those running for office, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is asking for contributions to help Republicans take back the Senate. "All we need are four seats in four states," the Minnesota politician wrote in a e-mail to would-be contributors.

Minn. GOP endorses Kurt Bills to challenge Klobuchar

State Rep. Kurt Bills is the Minnesota Republican Party's pick to face U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in the November election. The first-term Republican nabbed the endorsement to challenge the Democratic incumbent after two ballots at the Minnesota GOP Convention Friday in St. Cloud.

U.S. Senate renews Violence Against Women Act

Fifteen Senate Republicans helped pass legislation reauthorizing assistance to victims of domestic violence. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said the bill was a "great victory for women." Bloomberg reports she's "very hopeful" the U.S. House will also renew the legislation.