Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she hopes for a "grace period" before the 2012 campaign begins, with no declared opponents and $1.6 million in the bank. GOP Chairman Tony Sutton says he expects the field to firm up in two to three months.
Minnesota Republicans want Congresswoman Michele Bachmmann to take on U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. In a recent poll conducted by the organization Public Policy Polling 36% say they'd most like to see Bachmann as their Senate candidate, followed by Tim Pawlenty at 20% and Norm Coleman at 14%.