Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar announces 2020 presidential bid


In her three elections to the U.S. Senate, she has won handily.

It's a festive atmosphere on a cold and snowy day in Minneapolis as an exuberant crowd has gathered at a park along the Mississippi River waterfront for what's expected to be Sen. Amy Klobuchar (KLOH'-buh-shar) is portraying herself as someone who can do just that.

She said she has friends of all political leanings who have supported Klobuchar, and she sees that as an advantage over the rest of the Democratic field.

In a speech that was nearly a point-by-point rejection of the president's policies and the country's toxic divides, she told supporters, "We are exhausted of the shutdowns and the showdowns, of the gridlock and the grandstanding".

Many on the left also feel that her education reforms, which push for universities in the USA to be more affordable, do not go far enough. Our nation must be governed not from chaos but from an opportunity. He later apologized to the senator, who has said her father was an alcoholic.

"Her moderation and common-sense approach appeals to Clay County voters", said DFL state Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth, who knows a thing or two about moderation and common sense.

"These days it's more about corporate money, corporate sponsorships and what the politicians can do for their sponsors rather than doing what's right for the people and I think Amy does a great job", Brueske said. "As your president I will look you in the eye, I will tell it like it is ... and I will lead from the heart". "I have that grit", Klobuchar said. "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.

With most of the swing states being in the midwest, having a midwesterner as the nominee could pay off in the Electoral College. However, that advantage could be undercut by Sen. Sherrod Brown of OH, who has been visiting early voting states, and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who established an exploratory committee last month. Brown has been taking his message on the road in recent weeks during his "Dignity of Work" tour.

Her resumé. Klobuchar is a Minnesota native who graduated from Yale and the University of Chicago Law School. Klobuchar's actions allegedly date back at least a decade, well before she made her way to Washington.

Some former staffers described Klobuchar as "habitually demeaning and prone to bursts of cruelty", although others said that while working for Klobuchar was challenging, it was also rewarding. Harry Reid to rebuke her in 2015.

Klobuchar is a three-term senator known for her generally centrist demeanor and ability to negotiate with opposition Republicans.

She has the third-highest staff turnover rate - 35 percent - in the Senate, according to data from 2001 to 2017 collected by LegiStorm, a nonpartisan congressional research company.

It is this approach that has given her a reputation for being "Minnesota nice" - but it also, in her early years, reportedly earned her the unflattering nickname "Cotton Candy Amy" in some circles. The party's internal primaries start at the beginning of 2020 in Iowa.