WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today released the following statement on Governor Dayton’s appointment of Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to the U.S. Senate. 

“During her years of experience serving our state, Lieutenant Governor Smith has shown herself to be a capable and effective leader who has worked to improve the lives of Minnesotans. She is well-qualified to step into this role and will be ready to hit the ground running.

“We have a lot to get done over the next year--from strengthening our infrastructure to reducing the high cost of prescription drugs to ensuring our workers have the skills they need to get good jobs--and I look forward to working with Lieutenant Governor Smith on these critical issues.”