Klobuchar: National Debt Would Be '13 Priority

Posted at: 10/10/2012 11:53 AM
Updated at: 10/10/2012 1:31 PM
By: PATRICK CONDON, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has kept a commanding lead in her reelection bid even though she serves in one of the most disliked and least accomplished congresses of recent years.

The Democratic incumbent has even lampooned Congress's unpopularity. In a recent tweet she compared the approval ratings of the much-hated NFL replacement refs to that of Congress.

But in an interview with The Associated Press, Klobuchar says that bipartisan partnerships she made on bills in her first term could be a model for Congress to break its perpetual gridlock on major issues of taxes, spending and job creation.

Klobuchar says if reelected over Republican challenger Kurt Bills, that her top priority in 2013 would be reducing the national debt by about $4 trillion.

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