GOP senators offer praise for Klobuchar: 'She’s the whole package'

Newly minted 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThis week: Democrats face mounting headaches Klobuchar: 'It is evil to make it deliberately hard for people to vote' Democrats push to shield election workers from violent threats   MORE (D-Minn.) is winning praise from Republican senators, with several describing her as "respectful" and "responsible" and calling attention to her willingness to compromise.

“She wants to achieve a solution and I would hope that’s not a disqualifying thing for someone who would like to be president,” Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntLucas Kunce: Deadly civilian drone strike is reminder that U.S. involvement in Afghanistan 'is not worth it' GOP senators say Biden COVID-19 strategy has 'exacerbated vaccine hesitancy' Missouri official asks court to suspend McCloskeys' law licenses MORE (R-Mo.) said in a Politico article published Monday. “I like her a lot and hope that’s not harmful to her.”

Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonCritical race theory becomes focus of midterms Former Georgia ethics official to challenge McBath Loeffler meets with McConnell amid speculation of another Senate run MORE (R-Ga.) said, “She’s a person of character and great ability. She’s the whole package. That’s probably too nice."

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Klobuchar on Sunday officially launched her presidential bid, becoming the fifth senator to enter the race, joining Democratic Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris unveils 0M commitment to new global health fund Senate advances Biden consumer bureau pick after panel logjam House passes bill to compensate 'Havana syndrome' victims MORE (Calif.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Gillibrand11 senators urge House to pass .5T package before infrastructure bill Hochul tells Facebook to 'clean up the act' on abortion misinformation after Texas law Democratic senators request probe into Amazon's treatment of pregnant employees MORE (N.Y.), Cory BookerCory BookerBiden employs flurry of meetings to unite warring factions Biden says he will review executive actions after police reform talks fail 11 senators urge House to pass .5T package before infrastructure bill MORE (N.J.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren11 senators urge House to pass .5T package before infrastructure bill Senate Democrats seeking information from SPACs, questioning 'misaligned incentives' UN secretary-general blasts space tourism MORE (Mass.).

Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsBob Dole, Pat Roberts endorse Kansas AG Derek Schmidt for governor Ex-Sen. Cory Gardner joins lobbying firm Senate GOP faces retirement brain drain MORE (R-Kan.) said Klobuchar is "probably more responsible" than the other candidates in the race.

"Oftentimes I'll stand my ground," Klobuchar told Politico. "But if I can find common ground to get something done, I do."

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsCollins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid McConnell privately urged GOP senators to oppose debt ceiling hike GOP senator will 'probably' vote for debt limit increase MORE (R-Maine) praised Klobuchar's line of questioning on the Senate Judiciary Committee as "excellent."