Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar Running for President

Lester Mason
February 11, 2019

"She starts out, perhaps, with a better understanding of Midwestern voters, but I think she faces the same hurdles every one of them face, which is: Are Iowans going to find them either the best candidate to defeat Donald Trump or the candidate that most aligns with their ideologies and issues?" "He saved money in a coffee can in the basement to send my dad to college", she said. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) for launching her presidential campaign in snowy conditions in Minnesota, tweeting that she "looked like a Snowman".

"We are all exhausted of the shutdowns and the putdowns, the gridlock and the grandstanding", Klobuchar said.

Many on the left also feel that her education reforms, which push for universities in the U.S. to be more affordable, do not go far enough.

"She's a very popular U.S. Senator who's really effective at passing legislation", Olson said Sunday.

'I've heard people say she's tough to work for and I sometimes cringe when I hear it because I rarely hear that said about male bosses in Congress despite the fact that half of Congress is tough to work for, ' Tristan Brown, a former legislative aide who called Klobuchar 'probably the most brilliant, hardworking person I've had the privilege to work for, ' told the Huffington Post.

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Klobuchar, 58, is hoping to belay her success in her home state - she easily won a third-term a year ago and enjoys broad support from voters in urban, suburban and rural areas, including in dozens of counties Trump won in 2016 - and her reputation as a straight-shooting pragmatist who gets legislation passed onto the national stage.

Klobuchar hopes her moderate policies and strong electoral record in Minnesota will help her win back states Trump took from Democrats in the 2016 White House contest, including nearby Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, Wisconsin, as well as Pennsylvania.

Klobuchar has pointed to her broad appeal in her state.


Some Democratic operatives in early states believe the reports could undercut her public image. The span was built after the previous bridge collapsed in 2007, killing 13 people.

In her announcement, Klobuchar claimed communities are "worn down by the petty and vicious nature of our politics".

"We've got the opportunity to replace chaos with courage".

Klobuchar's focus in recent months has included prescription drug prices, a new farm bill and election security.

Klobuchar's team issued a lengthy statement saying she has been "proud" of her staff. She supported the Green New Deal, a Democratic plan proposed this past week to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy.

Her kickoff event drew a healthy number of supporters even though it was just 14 degrees - chilly, but certainly not the coldest it's been in Minneapolis this season.

A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Klobuchar was most recently in the public eye during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and she helped lead Democratic opposition to him and Trump's other high-court pick, Neil Gorsuch.

Klobuchar has always been regarded as one of the U.S. Senate's most popular and effective members. "I have I'd say high expectations for myself, I have high expectations for the people who work for me, but I have high expectations for this country". He asked Klobuchar, "Have you?" Kavanaugh later apologized to Klobuchar, whose father is an alcoholic.

She' set to join the 2020 presidential race on Sunday, becoming the most prominent Midwestern candidate. "That's the challenge Amy Klobuchar faces especially with Democratic activists in the primary", said Mary Anne Marsh, a Democratic strategist based in Boston.

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