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AMY KLOBUCHAR (D)

Klobuchar, the Hennepin County attorney, will face one Democratic challenger in the Sept. 12 primary.

  • Born: May 25, 1960; Plymouth, Minn.
  • Family: Married (John); one child.
  • Education: University of Chicago, J.D., 1985; Yale University, 1982.
  • Professional career: Practicing attorney, 1985-98.
  • Military career: None.
  • Election history: Hennepin County attorney, 1998-present.

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REP. MARK KENNEDY (R)

Kennedy, a congressman, will face two Republican opponents in the Sept. 12 primary.

  • Born: Apr. 11, 1957; Benson, Minn.
  • Family: Married (Debbie); four children.
  • Education: University of Michigan, MBA, 1983; St. John's University (Minn.), B.A., 1979.
  • Professional career: Chief financial officer, Department 56 Inc., 1995-2000; chief financial officer, Shopko Stores, 1992-95; treasurer, Federated Department Stores, 1987-92; director of finance, Pillsbury Co., 1983-87; CPA, Arthur Andersen, 1978-81.
  • Military career: None
  • Election history: U.S. House, 2000-present

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