Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Dems' 2020 field now includes Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Race for the White House: Midwestern senator throws her hat in the ring Latest Democrat to Go After Trump in 2020: Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
Kenny Thornton | 11 February, 2019, 21:24

"And no matter what, I'll lead from the heart".

Klobuchar, 58, now in her third six-year term as a senator for Minnesota, will seek to position herself as a contrast to Trump, who is expected to be the Republican candidate in the November 2020 election, focusing on both policy differences but also style and tact.

While that message is consistent across the growing roster of Democratic presidential candidates, Klobuchar stands out as a well-known Midwestern candidate in a state that has traditionally voted blue, but also has seen a decline in Democratic support over the last three presidential elections.

"Minnesotans in the red counties and the blue counties and all the counties in between know that Amy, she shows up". That trip will be followed by stops in Wisconsin, where Clinton was criticized in 2016 for not spending enough time.

"We worked across the aisle to get the federal funding and we rebuilt that I-35W bridge - in just over a year".

Klobuchar grew up in the Minneapolis suburbs, where her father was a columnist for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "I'm going to be there a lot".

Her high ratings at home may demonstrate electability in a general election, an asset among a Democratic base eager to defeat Trump. "Science is on my side, @realDonaldTrump", she tweeted. "We're hoping that this can still be a really positive thing for the sake of both Minnesota and the country and our family".

Klobuchar's reputation has also allegedly made it hard to recruit aides for her campaign.

"Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures", the president wrote. "Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman (woman)!" the president tweeted. "Looking forward to debating you about climate change (and many other issues)".

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"For too long, leaders in Washington have sat on the sidelines while others try to figure out what to do about the changing economy and its impact on our lives, what to do about the disruptive nature of new technologies, income inequality, the political and geographical divides, the changing climate, the tumult in our world", she said. "I don't come from money, but what I do have is this - I have grit".

"We are exhausted of the shutdown and the showdowns, of the gridlock and the grandstanding", Ms. Klobuchar said Sunday. "The way Sen. Klobuchar behaves in private with her staff is very different than when she's in the public eye, and that kind of cruelty shouldn't be acceptable for anyone". -Supporters of Democratic Sen.

She went on, saying she's noticed him be careful about Sen.

"I don't know that coming from Minnesota gives her any advantage with Iowans".

"And I can tell you as someone who's run some pretty tough campaigns in Southern Minnesota's rural First District, there is nobody you want on the ballot more than Amy Klobuchar", Walz said.

She's has been seen as a Democratic rising star, even though her time in an increasingly partisan Senate has yet to see her emerge as the author of grand legislation. "I think Amy is perceived as more of a centrist, always has been, and I have tremendous respect for that". She speaks for us.

But her roll-out, and her evocation of "Minnesota nice" - a stereotype that people from her home state are typically courteous and mild-mannered - hit a snag in recent days after reports that the senator has mistreated aides and asked staff to do personal chores, leading to high turnover.

And staffers are generally over worked and under paid compared to members of Congress. Klobuchar's Senate salary is $174,000. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., to help fund the new bridge and get it completed at a faster-than-usual pace.

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