Growing list of Democrats vying for 2020 presidential nod

Growing list of Democrats vying for 2020 presidential nod

"As your president, I will look you in the eye".

"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.

The senator pledged that as the president she will "focus on getting things done" and "lead from the heart". "I think she does well here in part because she is not a bomb thrower and is not an extreme partisan". Her first appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" was a televised debate against her GOP opponent during the 2006 U.S. Senate campaign.

That is where Democrats believe Klobuchar's electoral record will factor in: The senator has consistently overperformed against other Democrats in Minnesota, winning her three terms in office by an average of 26 percentage points. This win helped burnish Klobuchar's credibility with rural and lean Republican voters and will likely be the backbone of her campaign.

She is known for putting partisanship aside to pass legislation, something that has earned her a devoted following in Minnesota, and something American voters regularly tell pollsters they want. And she threw jabs at Trump, saying the sense of what brings communities together is being "worn down by the petty and vicious nature of our politics". We are all exhausted of the shutdowns and the putdowns, the gridlock and the grandstanding.

"Enough is enough. Our nation must be governed not from chaos but from opportunity", she added. He later apologized to the senator, who has said her father was an alcoholic. "On the first day, we will join the global climate agreement". "It's a homegrown one", Klobuchar said. I don't have a political machine.

"In remarks released before that event, she says: "'I'm asking you to join us on this campaign". I have family. I have friends. "I'm very positive that she will run and announce on Sunday".

And fellow DFLers vouched for Klobuchar's ability to organize at the grassroots level.

And it is likely to grow before the United States primary season gets underway a year from now. "She has many staff who have been with her for years ― including her Chief of Staff and her State Director, who have worked for her for 5 and 7 years respectively ― and many who have gone on to do fantastic things, from working in the Obama Administration (over 20 of them) to running for office to even serving as the Agriculture Commissioner for Minnesota".

In Clay County, Klobuchar won 48 precincts and totaled 14,590 votes in a mid-term election.

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But Republican leaders were skeptical about whether those wins could translate to the national stage.

Her profile rose a year ago when she won plaudits for her cool-headed questioning of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in a hearing focusing on allegations of sexual abuse and drinking.

When Klobuchar asked Kavanaugh whether he ever had had so much to drink that he didn't remember what happened, he turned the question around.

"Did not America get to preview Amy's strength during the Supreme Court hearings?" Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn. In her announcement address, Klobuchar checked a lot of the expected boxes-decrying voter suppression and "big money"-but we'll have to wait for the policy details".

Klobuchar's speech on Sunday will lean heavily into her Minnesota roots, including the grit that it takes to draw people to a political event in sub-freezing weather.

She has the third-highest staff turnover rate - 35 percent - in the Senate, according to data from 2001 to 2017 collected by LegiStorm, a nonpartisan congressional research company.

Klobuchar is now party of a group of White House hopefuls that includes other high-flying female United States senators, charismatic military veterans and a young gay mayor.

"Many of the others are probably a little too liberally perceived or left-leaning", York said.

"Yes, I can be tough".

The I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapsed in August 2007, killing 13 people. And I have, I'd say, high expectations for myself.