First-term Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) would trounce her only declared Republican opponent, according to a poll released Thursday.
The Democratic firm Public Policy Polling found Klobuchar with a 61 percent approval rating as she looks toward her re-election effort in 2012. The survey of more than 1,000 Minnesota voters showed that respondents preferred her over GOP candidate Dan Severson, 56 to 28 percent. Sixteen percent of respondents said they were undecided, but even if all those voters on the bubble went with Severson, Klobuchar would still be far ahead.
Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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