US Democrat Amy Klobuchar Announces Presidential Bid

Nellie Chapman
February 12, 2019

"I'm with Amy. Please join us".

The staffers claimed Klobuchar's demeanor "regularly left employees in tears", charging she'd yell at the staff and, at times, toss objects - including a binder that hit someone - and throw around papers. "I'm going to be there a lot".

Amy Klobuchar, a three-term senator from Minnesota, made the announcement today in Minneapolis. "She is proud of them and the work they have done for Minnesota", a campaign spokesperson said.

During Sunday's "CNN Newsroom", commentator Ana Navarro reacted to President Donald Trump's tweet that mocked Sen.

In the tweet, Trump said the senator looked like a "Snowman (woman)" because she was standing in a "virtual blizzard".

Asserting her Midwestern values, she told a crowd warmed by hot chocolate, apple cider, heat lamps and bonfires: "I don't have a political machine".

Klobuchar began her foray into Minnesota politics by advocating for better access to health care for babies and new mothers after her own daughter was born with health complications, a personal narrative she is likely to use in the debate about the future of the nation's health care system. We are all exhausted of the shutdowns and the putdowns, of the gridlock and the grandstanding.

Klobuchar now joins prominent Democratic figures who have announced presidential bids including Indian American Kamala Harris, New Jersey's Cory Booker, New York's Kirsten Gillibrand and Massachusetts' Elizabeth Warren.

Democrats are trying to win back voters in the Midwest, a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House, and Minnesota Sen.

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Klobuchar says she's heading next to Wisconsin and Iowa.

"Minnesotans in the red counties and the blue counties and all the counties in between know that Amy, she shows up". She's also the top Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee, a post that had her working with Republican Chair Roy Blunt of Missouri in 2018 on legislation improving how sexual harassment complaints against lawmakers are handled.

Klobuchar won her most recent Senate race in November with more than 60 percent of the vote. 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". We need to be clear in our objective.

The rally took place not far from the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi. Klobuchar does not support abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency or Vermont Sen. That's community. That's a shared story.

Her emphasis on a being a pragmatist willing to work with the GOP is exactly what voters exhausted of gridlock want to hear. She's citing the need to "heal the heart of our democracy and renew our commitment to the common good".

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

While she touched on a variety of issues where she differs from the president, Klobuchar didn't name Trump in her almost half-hour speech.

Klobuchar's presidential aspirations have not been a secret to many in her home state and around Washington. "I know that", she told reporters after the event.

"There is quite a bit of, a lot of meaning behind where she is doing this", the adviser said.

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