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Spotlight shines briefly on Klobuchar (again) and Madia

DENVER — Two Minnesota politicians had a few moments in the Democratic National Convention spotlight Tuesday.

Ashwin Madia, the DFL congressional candidate  in the 3rd District, got a chance to stand on the stage at the Pepsi Center here and wave, with a handful of other Democratic candidates seeking seats in the House of Representatives.

The man who will meet Republican Erik Paulsen in November was introduced to a one-third-filled hall with the words “a patriot who served as a captain in the U.S. Marines.” Madia stepped forward and waved and then, along with the other candidates, was hustled off the stage.

The light shined a little longer on U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who for the second successive night had a chance to address the convention before the prime-time evening portion. She was the last of a group of women from the U.S. Senate to address the convention noting the 88th anniversary of women winning the right to vote throughout the nation.

In her two minutes, she noted her family background as the granddaughter of a Minnesota miner and said the nation needs a president “who looks out for the middle class and not the privileged class.” — Doug Grow

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