MINNESOTA – Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was named among nine women who could be elected president by the political website, The Hill.
According to The Hill, Klobuchar’s name has long been seen as a possible Democratic candidate for president. Although she was the first woman to be elected U.S. Senator from Minnesota, The Hill says that Klobuchar’s biggest challenge to the Oval Office is that she is not a household name outside of Minnesota.
Prior to her election to the U.S. Senate, Klobuchar served as County Attorney for Hennepin County and was a legal adviser to former Vice President Walter Mondale.
Some political observers tossed Klobuchar’s name into the arena to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General when he retired from his position as head of the Department of Justice. Loretta Lynch ultimately replaced Holder in November 2014.
The other women on The Hill’s list of potential future female presidents are Iowa Senator Joni Ernst (R), Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D), South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R), New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D), California Senator-Elect Kamala Harris (D), New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R), Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice (R) and current First Lady, Michelle Obama (D).