Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Amy Klobuchar launches presidential bid during snowy Minneapolis rally

Amy Klobuchar launches presidential bid during snowy Minneapolis rally

Ms Klobuchar said she would "lead from the heart" and look out for the interests of everyday Americans if she was elected president.

Klobuchar has secured the support of several key Minnesota Democratic politicians ahead of her announcement.

While former aides have talked about her explosive rage and called her hard to work with, defenders say she is simply someone who demands excellence, and that the allegations against her would not be made against a man.

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. According to FiveThirtyEight's congressional vote tracker, Klobuchar voted with Trump's interests 31% of the time since he took office.

In putting herself forward as the opposite of divisive, she emphasized the US motto: "E pluribus unum" -- out of many, one.

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

She criticized the administration of President Donald Trump, taking aim at government shutdowns and gridlocks.

"And I think that she's a smart, articulate, inspiring woman", Pecinovsky said. "Not by wallowing over what's wrong, but by marching inexorably toward what's right", the Senator said.

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"I've always been taught that your true character shows in how you treat those with less power than you, especially behind closed doors", a former staffer told BuzzFeed News.

Ms Klobuchar has long prided herself in her bipartisanship; on being able to, as she wrote in her 2015 memoir, "disagree without being disagreeable". "Looking forward to debating you about climate change (and many other issues)".

Although she is somewhat of an unknown nationally, recent polling in Iowa, the first caucus state, has found that far more likely caucus-goers view her favorably than not. She declined to say whether she blamed her opponents for the negative headlines. Other senators, including Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and the 2016 runner-up to the nomination, Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., are considering bids.

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

Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota on Sunday entered the presidential race with a speech in the middle of a Midwestern snowstorm.

The frequency of appearances was the highest of any year of her Senate career and a sharp increase from 2017, when she landed three Sunday morning interviews, and 2016, when she appeared just once, on Fox News Sunday.

Klobuchar recently delivered a speech that was nearly a point-by-point rejection of the president's policies and of the country's toxic divides, she said, "We are exhausted of the shutdowns and the showdowns, of the gridlock and the grandstanding". She earned a law degree from the University of Chicago, and in 1998 was elected as attorney of Hennepin County, which is Minnesota's most populous. "I don't feel like she's the kind of person that's going to get people super excited at a rally".

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