A Cold Amy Klobuchar Announces 2020 Campaign In Blizzard

A Cold Amy Klobuchar Announces 2020 Campaign In Blizzard

A Cold Amy Klobuchar Announces 2020 Campaign In Blizzard

Thousands of supporters didn't seem to mind.

In her opening message, Klobucharaimed to brand herself as the "heartland" candidate, sharing her family's story of immigrating to the United States and settling in Minnesota, then working hard to provide for one another.

"We are exhausted of the shutdowns and the showdowns, of the gridlock and the grandstanding. She's good for Minnesota, and seeing people turn out (on such a snowy day) showcases people's excitement here".

"On an island in the middle 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, the daughter of a teacher and a newspaperman, the first woman elected to the United States Senate from the state of Minnesota, to announce my candidacy for President of the United States", Klobuchar said.

"Well, it happened again", the president tweeted. "Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman (woman)!" "It made me chuckle, frankly, and roll my eyes".

In her announcement, Klobuchar recalled how her grandfather worked 1,500 feet underground in the mines of northern Minnesota's Iron Range.

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. None of the aides were willing to be named. Some Republicans say Klobuchar is able to get things done because she pushes smaller issues. She declined to say whether she blamed her opponents for the negative headlines. That's what I've done my whole life.

"I can be tough".

She won praise for grilling Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and attorney general nominee William Barr during recent confirmation hearings.

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She has a built-in advantage with Democratic voters in Iowa because of her proximity. She has since posted substantial leads over her opponents, most recently besting Republican Jim Newberger by 24 percentage points in 2018.

Klobuchar, 58, is the fifth Senate Democrat to join the race, and the fifth woman serving in Congress to announce a bid. She became the first Democrat to lose Wisconsin since 1984.

"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. She's also seen as a rising star in the Democratic National Party.

Sunday, Klobuchar seemed to relish the underdog role. "I was actually hoping for a reasonable person; she seems to be really honest about things and she expects that from other people".

"These days it's more about corporate money, corporate sponsorships and what the politicians can do for their sponsors rather than doing what's right for the people and I think Amy does a great job", Brueske said. But what I do have is this: "I have grit".

"I'm not concerned about that". Other staffers, however, have defended her as someone who has high expectations and helped improve their work performance.

In a thinly-veiled attack on the president, Klobuchar also declared that the USA deserves more than "foreign policy by tweet" and warned that the country's sense of community is being undermined "by the petty and vicious nature of our politics".

First elected to the Senate in 2006, Klobuchar galloped to a third term previous year, thumping her Republican rival by 24 points. She barely registers in early opinion polls of potential Democratic candidates.

Klobuchar's speech included several policy proposals, which is unusual for a campaign kickoff.

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