DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar told MPR that she was looking forward to seating President Obama’s Supreme Court pick. Obama announced his selection of federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor this morning. Klobuchar also released this statement on Sotomayor: “As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I look forward to reviewing Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination. I have always Read more

The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board released the 2008 lobbyist disbursement summary today. The top six spenders in 2008 were business groups. The Minnesota Chamber topped the list, followed by the Minnesota Business Partnership, Mywireless.org (which lobbied on behalf of telecom groups), the Coalition of Minnesota Businesses, Enbridge Energy, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Read more

Al Franken released this statement regarding President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court: “I want to congratulate Judge Sotomayor on her history-making nomination to the Supreme Court. Confirming a Supreme Court Justice is among the most important responsibilities the Senate has, and I take that responsibility very seriously. I look Read more