Klobuchar Endorses Atkins at B-52 Campaign Kick-Off

Klobuchar addressed the crowd and lauded Sen. Metzen and Rep. Atkins for their bipartisanship.

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) made a surprise appearance at Thursday night to support the campaign of Minnesota Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL-District 52B).

Minnesota Sen. Jim Metzen (DFL-District 52) also showed up to lend his support for the Atkins campaign. 

Klobuchar stopped by the Inver Grove Heights locale to catch up with her political colleagues, talk a bit about her time as a Hennepin County prosecutor and laud both Atkins and Metzen for their bipartisanship. 

"I know a lot of Americans are tired of all the fighting in Washington and know Minnesotans are tired of it too. That's why these two (Atkins & Metzen) are in office—to make sure we put an end to partisan politics," Klobuchar told the crowd. 

Following Klobuchar's speech, Atkins took a moment to thank his supporters, campaign contributors and Sens. Klobuchar and Metzen. 

Atkins is pitted against Inver Grove Heights native  in November's race for the House seat. Metzen will face GOP challenger Dwight Rabuse

Julie Johnson August 20, 2012 at 05:58 PM
You need to move you BIG signs back further as it is obstructing on coming traffic view on 70th and CLAUDE! You have to pull out further into the intersection to see if someone is going to turn right on Claude from 70th or if you want to turn LEFT onto 70th from Claude...NOT GOOD! Could u please move it back further? It is dangerous
Jeff Roberts August 20, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Thanks for the head's up, Julie! I'm sure Joe will correct the issue once he sees your post.
Joe Atkins August 21, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Thanks for letting me know, Julie. My sign crew wasn't available, so I went out and moved the sign myself. I hope you find it to be in a safer spot now; I moved it further back from the road and angled it. In fairness to my sign crew, they originally placed it back from the road. The homeowner didn't like the location, so he moved the sign closer to the 70th. By the way, thanks to everyone who stopped to help me tonight and to those who asked for a sign in their own yard. I wasn't expecting that.
jaw August 24, 2012 at 06:49 PM
The signs are out dated just like the minnesota democratic party. Time for Minnesota to Change the Change
jaw August 24, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Dayton, Atkins, Klobuchar....If you believe they can live your life better than you..Vote for them.. Bought license tabs lately? Keeps 4 state workers watching one contract laborer putting a shovel full of tar in a pot hole....vote for them Don't like salt or more than 16oz's of soda and not intelligent enough to decide for yourself....vote for them Want to continue to pay more taxes for teachers that don't have to work because they cannot be fired......Vote for them Million dollar cafeterias, marquee signs, but no gas for buses....vote for them Look at your tax statement, Dakota County has not raised property taxes in 8yrs, pay attention to State and Local elections...Vote informed, not for a smile in a parade..


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