Senator Amy Klobuchar joins crowded presidential race

Race for the White House: Midwestern senator throws her hat in the ring

A Klobuchar campaign aide said the senator "loves her staff".

But she did bemoan the conduct of "foreign policy by tweet" and said Americans must "stop the fear-mongering and stop the hate". Amy Klobuchar's announcement that she's running for president. "It made me chuckle, frankly, and roll my eyes".

A large crowd assembled in Minnesota on an island in the middle of the Mississippi River, despite a heavy snowfall and 14 degree Fahrenheit (minus 10 Celsius) temperatures.

Klobuchar, a lawyer and the former prosecutor in Minnesota's largest county, raised her national profile during a Senate Judiciary Committee past year for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman when they were both in high school. 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.

A light but steady snow fell during the event at Boom Island Park, obscuring the Minneapolis skyline behind the stage.

Ms. Warren headed to Iowa to campaign on Sunday after formally launching her bid on Saturday. Mr.

She also sought to highlight her Midwestern sensibilities to set herself apart from some of the other prominent Democratic candidates. "It's pretty straightforward to me, not much fancier than that". Her questions earned her recognition in Democratic circles for working to advance the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault. Amy Klobuchar delivers remarks about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a markup hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, September 28,2018.

Ms Klobuchar, a former prosecutor, said she was running for "everyone who wanted their work recognised".

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Her odds. It's a wide open race, and Klobuchar has a number of things going for her candidacy. She has since posted substantial leads over her opponents, most recently besting Republican Jim Newberger by 24 percentage points in 2018. By comparison, Warren raised 35 million US dollars in the same period. She hopes her moderate policies and strong electoral record in Minnesota will help her win back States Mr. Trump took from Democrats in the 2016 White House contest, including nearby Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, Wisconsin, as well as Pennsylvania.

Klobuchar became the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential campaign, joining, among others, Sens. "We must revamp our nation's cybersecurity and guarantee net neutrality".

She said the country's "sense of community is fracturing" today, "worn down by the petty and vicious nature of our politics".

In the 20-minute speech, Klobuchar presented the priorities of her platform and pledged to run for all Americans.

"Today, on an island of the mighty MS, in our nation's heartland, at a time when we must heal the heart of our democracy and renew our commitment to the common good, I stand before you as the granddaughter of an iron ore miner, as the daughter of a teacher and a newspaper man, as the first woman elected to the United States Senate from the state of Minnesota, to announce my candidacy for president of the United States". "That's ordinary people doing extraordinary things", she said.

Klobuchar, 58, is hoping to belay her success in her home state - she easily won a third-term a year ago 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. "Might not be the smartest line of attack for Trump".

She is the first Democrat from the state to announce a presidential run since former Walter Mondale got in the race in February, 1983.

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