With Sen. Amy Klobuchar's announcement yesterday that she'll seek her party's nomination for president, the pool of official Democratic contenders for 2020 now includes five senators. Amy Klobuchar's quintessentially Minnesotan announcement she wants to challenge him for the White House in 2020.
"I am running for every parent who wants a better world for their kid", Klobuchar said in her speech.
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.
Born in Plymouth, Minnesota, Klobuchar returned to her home state after attending Yale University and getting her law degree at the University of Chicago. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Cory Booker (N.J.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.), as well as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) and Obama-era Cabinet member Julián Castro.
Klobuchar grew up in the Minneapolis suburbs, where her father was a columnist for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Ms. Warren also took aim at Mr. Trump on Saturday, saying he is "a product of a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else". "I've had a number of minimum wage-type jobs, as a carhop, as a highway worker and as a pie cutter", she said on the Senate floor in 2007. "And I think she's had a pretty good track record".
This New York senator made a name fighting the battle to end sexual assault, especially in the military, before the #MeToo movement gained national prominence.
Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. She barely registers in early opinion polls of potential Democratic candidates. She has drawn support from voters in urban, suburban and rural areas, including in dozens of counties Trump won in 2016. By comparison, Warren raised 35 million USA dollars in the same period.
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. Some Republicans say Klobuchar is able to get things done because she pushes smaller issues. "That's ordinary people doing extraordinary things", she said. "We must revamp our nation's cybersecurity and guarantee net neutrality".
A sense of community "is fracturing across our nation right now, worn down by the petty and vicious nature of our politics", she added.
Trump, in a tweet, once again touted his ignorant argument that cold weather disproves global warming, trolling Klobuchar for addressing climate change "while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow".
Amy Klobuchar announced on Sunday that she is officially running for president on the Democratic ticket in 2020.
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.
Klobuchar's legislative efforts have focused on antitrust oversight, agriculture and voter security.
Klobuchar is a three-term senator known for her generally centrist demeanor and ability to negotiate with opposition Republicans.
She has a built-in advantage with Democratic voters in Iowa because of her proximity.