Klobuchar, whose withdrawl from the presidential race cleared the way for Joe Biden to overtake Bernie Sanders during the primary season, is in the mix for multiple positions by Joe Biden's transition team, including secretary of agriculture or attorney general.
If Klobuchar accepts a Cabinet post, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz would be responsible for filling Klobuchar's senate seat. "For Senator Klobuchar, it is an honor to be thought of and for Minnesota to have on of its own in a Cabinet position," Walz said. "We are certainly excited about that." Current lieutenant governor Peggy Flanagan are among those considered as a possible replacement. A Native American, Flanagan's persona has been likened to Representative Ilhan Omar.
The daughter of sovereignty rights activist Marvin Manypenny, Flanagan once worked for Senator Paul Wellstone's campaign. She was elected into the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2015 and became lieutenant governor in 2019.