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Democratic Presidential Field Widens With Klobuchar Bid

Democratic Presidential Field Widens With Klobuchar Bid

With snow falling steadily and the temperature well below freezing, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates in a uniquely Minnesota way - in the middle of a snowstorm. "It made me chuckle, frankly, and roll my eyes".

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Klobuchar said that "freedom of the press wasn't some abstract idea to my Dad".

The 44-year-old tech entrepreneur launched his campaign with little fanfare in late 2017, warning against the dangers that automation presents to United States workers.

Klobuchar delivered a message centered around unity and shared values, frequently referencing Minnesota's history and her family's ties to it. "I'm going to be there a lot".

During her speech Sunday, Klobuchar called for a return to order and unity in government. But she did bemoan the conduct of "foreign policy by tweet" and said Americans must "stop the fear-mongering and stop the hate".

Klobuchar endorsed universal health care in her announcement speech, an issue that will be heavily debated during the Democratic nominating race. Amy Klobuchar offered up an extremely Minnesota visual by announcing her 2020 presidential race amid a snow storm Sunday at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis. "I am running for every parent who wants a better world for their kid", Klobuchar said in her speech. Her defenders say she is simply someone who demands excellence, and that the allegations against her would not be made against a man. But what I do have is this: I have grit. And she threw jabs at Trump, saying the sense of what brings communities together is being "worn down by the petty and vicious nature of our politics".

"We are exhausted of the shutdown and the showdowns, of the gridlock and the grandstanding", Ms. Klobuchar said Sunday.




"I saw the tweet about Amy Klobuchar and calling her a snow woman for standing there braving the snowfall", Navarro said early Sunday evening during a CNN panel.

A young person holds a sign as Democratic Sen.

The woman stands from the Democrats.

"I don't know that coming from Minnesota gives her any advantage with Iowans". She has many staff who have been with her for years - including her Chief of Staff and her State Director, who have worked for her for 5 and 7 years respectively, as well as her political advisor Justin Buoen, who has worked for her for 14 years - and many who have gone on to do wonderful things, from working in the Obama Administration (over 20 of them) to running for office to even serving as the Agriculture Commissioner for Minnesota. Others said the reports were sexist. "I think Amy is perceived as more of a centrist, always has been, and I have tremendous respect for that". In 2016, she had a 100 percent voting rating from the League of Conservation Voters and an 82 percent rating with the ACLU, and just a 63 percent rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a 4 percent rating from the American Conservative Union.

The rally took place not far from the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi. Klobuchar had worked with then Sen. In general, she's a standard issue Democrat who has positioned herself as a pragmatist willing to work with Republicans.

In her announcement address, Klobuchar checked a lot of the expected boxes-decrying voter suppression and "big money"-but we'll have to wait for the policy details". She's citing the need to "heal the heart of our democracy and renew our commitment to the common good".

But her legislative record has drawn criticism from both the GOP and some fellow Democrats. She recently pushed for Senate investigations into whether Facebook broke the law when it resisted oversight on how Russians used its platform to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. She began her career as a corporate lawyer in her home state before being elected prosecutor for Hennepin County (which includes Minneapolis). "And yes, I can push people, I know that", Klobuchar said. "There are insidious voices every day trying to make it harder to vote, trying to drown out our voices with money", she said.