US Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar enters presidential race

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

13 February, 2019

The article cites anonymous sources who describe Klobuchar as "habitually demeaning and prone to bursts of cruelty that make it hard to work in her office for long".

Democrats strategizing a potential 2020 presidential run have largely focused on the midwest, which helped elect President Donald Trump in 2016.

Warren's campaign comes after senators, including Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have already jumped into the race for the Presidential bid. According to FiveThirtyEight's congressional vote tracker, Klobuchar voted with Trump's interests 31% of the time since he took office.

But she raised only about 7.4 million US dollars, a relatively small amount compared with Senate candidates in more competitive races.

A talented orator with a flair for the dramatic, he drew attention for his performance during confirmation hearings of Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Bill and Marilyn Bessler say one benefit that Klobuchar and husband John Bessler have moving towards an even busier year is mutual support for each other in spite of their hectic schedules. "Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman (woman)!" the president tweeted.

Klobuchar, 58, pointedly wore neither hat nor gloves during her speech Sunday in bitterly cold weather, her brown hair and mustard-yellow coat gradually turning white with the accumulating snowfall. "Not by wallowing over what's wrong, but by marching inexorably toward what's right".

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Klobuchar held her announcement rally at a park on the banks of the Mississippi River, near the site of the 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge, in which 13 people were killed and scores more were injured.

It wouldn't be a shock if she has a good showing in the neighbouring-state Iowa caucuses and rides that momentum deep into the primary season. I feel like she's a very honest straight shooter kind of person, but I honestly don't know how she would fare on the national level.

She has been measured in her criticism of Trump, attacking the effects of his trade tariffs on farmers but avoiding more explosive issues like immigration and gun control.

In her announcement speech, Klobuchar said she wants to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord "on day one" of her prospective presidency, reversing one of Trump's most contentious decisions.

"At least I do", she said. Rural Clay County, Minn., - townships like Spring Prairie, Kurtz, Alliance and many others - voted strongly for Republican president Donald Trump in 2016. Several of her competitors, including Warren and - potentially - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, have been strongly embraced by the left. 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. "I was leading the ticket, and I believe you need people that will go not just where it's comfortable, but where it's uncomfortable and be willing to work with other people that you don't always agree with for the betterment of this country".

She later ran for Hennepin County prosecuting attorney in 1998 and was re-elected in 2002. Eight of Klobuchar's nine appearances on the Sunday shows in 2018 occurred in the last nine months.

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