Amy Klobuchar Launches Bid For The Presidency

Race for the White House: Midwestern senator throws her hat in the ring

The Minnesota senator first signaled the possibility of a presidential run after visiting Iowa in October while she was campaigning for a Democratic House candidate.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announces her presidential bid in front of a crowd gathered at Boom Island Park on February 10, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Trump has suggested several times in recent months that the frosty temperatures some Americans are now experiencing disproves global warming. "Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman (woman)!" the president tweeted.

Aside from the environment, Klobuchar's platforms include universal health care, criminal justice reform, gun control and curbing big tech's abuse of privacy. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Amy Klobuchar, a three-term senator from Minnesota, made the announcement today in Minneapolis.

Beyond the political realm, St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin said Klobuchar is truly running for the people.

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


Klobuchar said she also planned to make early stops in Wisconsin, before taking an apparent dig at Hillary Clinton, the Democrats' 2016 nominee who failed to visit the state during the general election.

Staff describe the senator as a demanding boss who sends dozens of emails over night accusing of them of bad work, ccing multiple colleagues on said emails to publicly embarrass them with her floggings, and using aides to perform personal tasks such as washing dishes at her home or picking up her dry cleaning. 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. "I don't know that coming from Minnesota gives her any advantage with Iowans".

However, her legislative record has drawn criticism from both the GOP and some fellow Democrats.

Klobuchar on Sunday also responded to reports in BuzzFeed and HuffPost that she has mistreated staff, saying she "can be tough" but has many staff members who've worked for her for many years. Some progressives said she'd lacked the kind of fire and bold ideas needed to bring significant change and excite voters. "I know that", she told reporters after the event. "I'm running for every student who wants a good education", she said.

Klobuchar, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, gained national attention for her intense line of questioning during Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court.

Klobuchar has always been regarded as one of the U.S. Senate's most popular and effective members. He asked Klobuchar, "Have you?" Kavanaugh later apologised to Klobuchar, whose father is an alcoholic.

"When you have a parent who's an alcoholic, you're pretty careful about drinking", she said. "I am so excited, and she's a fabulous woman I can get behind". She said she likes to "go south for the winter" to Iowa and played up her Midwestern upbringing, noting that her mom was born in the presidential swing state of Wisconsin.

Sen. Sherrod Brown of OH has been visiting early-voting states and is rumored to be considering a run and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, established an exploratory committee last month. "We must win. We have to win this next election and all Amy Klobuchar does is win".

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