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Amy Klobuchar Launches Bid For The Presidency

Amy Klobuchar Launches Bid For The Presidency

After formally kicking off her 2020 presidential campaign Sunday in her snow-covered home state, Klobuchar was met with mockery from President Donald Trump on social media.

Her kick-off rally looked like a scene out of the Disney film Frozen, with a snow-covered crowd gathered near the banks of an icy river. Thousands of supporters didn't seem to mind. "We are all exhausted of the shutdowns and the showdowns, the gridlock and the grandstanding. Today we say enough is enough", Klobuchar said.

Her party is trying to win back voters in a region that help put Donald Trump in the White House in 2016.

"Well, it happened again", Trump wrote.

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar (KLOH'-buh-shar) of Minnesota is set to join the 2020 presidential race later Sunday.

The 52-year-old, a fierce Trump critic, is making gender and women's issues a hallmark of her campaign.

Klobuchar responded on Twitter by saying she looked forward to debating the president on climate change and adding, "I wonder how your hair would fare in a blizzard?"

Klobuchar, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, gained national attention for her intense line of questioning during Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court. "We must win. We have to win this next election and all Amy Klobuchar does is win". None of the aides were willing to be named.

Klobuchar 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.

"She'd left hints in different interviews about deciding to run", said Lori Peters of North Mankato. "I'm running for every student who wants a good education", she said.

"I can be tough".

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"This isn't a person who's seeking power", he said Sunday.

She has a built-in advantage with Democratic voters in Iowa because of her proximity. Booker is also spending the weekend in the Midwestern farm State. 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, as well as her political advisor Justin Buoen, who has worked for her for 14 years - and many who have gone on to do awesome things, from working in the Obama Administration (over 20 of them) to running for office to even serving as the Agriculture Commissioner for Minnesota.

At 44, the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas hopes to become the nation's first Hispanic president. He asked Klobuchar, "Have you?" Amy Klobuchar's (D-Minn.) nascent 2020 presidential campaign - and done so in part because of Klobuchar's history of mistreating her staff, HuffPost has learned.

"It is more than a motto, America, it is the north star of our democracy, it is the north star of our effort", she said.

"I don't have a political machine". "And I thought, I don't care how much snow and how much traffic or how many people, I'm going to come and see her and shake her hand, and I did".

"I'm not concerned about that". And I think we need people with grit.

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

She said that if elected she would return to the worldwide climate treaty on "Day One".

While Klobuchar has positioned herself as the only Democratic candidate able to win back other Midwestern states such as MI and Wisconsin, which were reliably Democratic in presidential races for decades until Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton, that could change as more candidates enter the fold.

Some Democratic operatives in early states believe the reports could undercut her public image.