Republican Anthony Hernandez to challenge Klobuchar

Anthony Hernandez of St. Paul plans to run against U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar next year.

Hernandez, 32, is the third GOP candidate to come forward with plans to seek the party nomination to run against the popular Klobuchar. He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate last year, losing to DFL incumbent Sen. Dick Cohen.

Hernandez said he lost his job in the mortgage industry and then lost his home and car; he’s opposed to the stimulus programs and bank bailouts and says the government actions are “destroying the American Dream for our children and we must change course now!”

Other Republicans who’ve said they will run against Klobuchar are Dan Severson, a former four-term legislator from Sauk Rapids who ran for secretary of state last year, and Joe Arwood, a city council member in St. Bonifacius.

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Comments (6)

  1. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 10/26/2011 - 11:08 am.

    Let’s see….
    Hernandez lost his job and his house, but he’s opposed to attempts to restore jobs and enable people with overextended mortgages to stay in their homes.
    We need logic like this like we need ….

  2. Submitted by William Johnson on 10/26/2011 - 02:50 pm.

    Hernandez is using typical Republican logic. If it is good for the country, good for the community, and good for the common folk then Republicans are against it. Amy Klobuchar has been a super senator. She is a wonderful leader. We need more elected officials from Minnesota like Klobuchar who has been an advocate for middle-class, working folk. Republicans…… well … ???

  3. Submitted by Leona Jovanovich on 10/26/2011 - 03:51 pm.

    Anthony didn’t lose his job. He was hit by a rock while driving under a freeway overpass. While in the ICU and during recovery after the ICU, he was unable to work and so went from making 6 figures to making nothing – since his job in the mortgage industry was 100% commission. He’s an example, Paul, of working hard to rebuild all that he lost from his accident without the help of government. He’s experienced painful recovery in his own life and knows it’s possible through hard work.

  4. Submitted by Leona Jovanovich on 10/26/2011 - 04:00 pm.

    William, Senator Klobuchar seems like a wonderful woman but I don’t understand how her work as a senator has helped the working class. Her policies have helped to increase both our nation’s debt and the rate of unemployment in our country. If you think that the current course of our state and nation is sustainable, then I’m glad you can exercise your right to vote for our current legislators – both Republican and Democrat. If you think that our nation, and the individual lives in it, could be improved, then I suggest you vote for new leadership in Hernandez.

  5. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 10/26/2011 - 09:38 pm.

    Yeah, Anthony Hernandez lost his job and his house, but he’s opposed to being bailed out by the nanny state and believes instead in self-reliance and personal responsibility.

    That’s totally illogical to democrats who believe that the taxpayers were put on this earth to take care of them.

    Amy Klobuchar is a big-government liberal who would have never been elected if she had used her husband’s last name (Bessler) instead of her father’s.

  6. Submitted by Jack Shepard on 10/30/2011 - 05:49 am.

    Jack “Doc” Shepard has just announced that he will be challenging Amy Klobuchar in the DFL U.S. Senate Primary on August 14, 2012. Learn more visit
    “Doc” Shepard is running to remove Amy Klobuchar from the Minnesota Senate race because Sen. Klobuchar should be embarrassed about the 9 percent approval rating & 80 percent of Democrats give poor ratings to Congress.

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