Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) over the weekend for launching her 2020 presidential bid while looking "like a snowman" in snowy Minnesota.
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar (KLOH'-buh-shar) of Minnesota is set to join the 2020 presidential race later Sunday. Trump often overlooks evidence of record global warming and conflates cold spells and other incidents of weather with climate, which is long-term.
Aside from the environment, Klobuchar's platforms include universal health care, criminal justice reform, gun control and curbing big tech's abuse of privacy.
She has said that success could translate to other Midwestern states such as MI and Wisconsin, reliably Democratic in presidential races for decades until Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand.
LGBTQ record. Klobuchar has been a solid supporter of LGBTQ rights in the Senate.
While most people outside her home state don't know Klobuchar, she's a credible candidate with as much a chance of winning as anyone. She said all US homes should be connected to the Internet by 2022, endorsed universal health care, and said all people should need a background check before buying a gun.
Klobuchar, 58, is hoping to belay her success in her home state - she easily won a third-term past year 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. "For every senior who wants affordable prescription drugs".
Earlier this month Klobuchar voted in favor of a broad Middle East policy measure that would require President Donald Trump to impose new sanctions on Syria and provides aid for Israel, which was opposed by her four Senate colleagues in the nomination race. She supports the "Green New Deal", a Democratic plan proposed this past week to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy.More news: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset will power your next flagship phone
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"Minnesotans in the red counties and the blue counties and all the counties in between know that Amy, she shows up".
Meanwhile, former employees of Ms Klobuchar have disputed her "Minnesota nice" image too, telling the Huffington Post that at least three potential campaign managers have withdrawn over her treatment of staff. Some progressives said she'd lacked the kind of fire and bold ideas needed to bring significant change and excite voters.
"I can push people". "I have I'd say high expectations for myself, I have high expectations for the people who work for me, but I have high expectations for this country".
"I think we all have a side of ourselves that, if we were to be in the public eye, somebody would have something negative to say", said Mary Stanley, a Minnesota voter who said she's supported Klobuchar for years.
"We want a leader more focused on getting things done for our towns and our cities across America", Judd said. In response to Klobuchar's questioning Kavanaugh about whether he'd ever blacked out from drinking, he snidely responded, "Have you?"
Unruffled, Klobuchar continued as Kavanaugh asked again. "I am so excited, and she's a fabulous woman I can get behind".
Among the other Midwestern lawmakers who could also seek the nomination are Senator 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.
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. "That's the challenge Amy Klobuchar faces especially with Democratic activists in the primary", said Mary Anne Marsh, a Democratic strategist based in Boston.