Growing list of Democrats vying for 2020 presidential nod

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

Klobuchar, the 58-year-old granddaughter of an iron miner, made the announcement before a heavily bundled-up crowd under gray and snowy skies in a park along the Mississippi River, as volunteers passed out handwarmers. "It made me chuckle, frankly, and roll my eyes". I will tell you what I think.

Klobuchar is entering the contest as the Democratic Party's progressive wing is fighting for dominance. She said the lesson learned after the 2016 election was "we are not going to leave the Midwest behind".

"I'm asking you to join us on this campaign". "I'm going to be there a lot".

For her part, Klobuchar issued a stubborn response to the president's attack.

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

"District 7A Rep. Jennifer Schultz of Duluth took to Twitter after Klobuchar's announcement: "@amyklobuchar will lead with her heart & her head to fight for everyone.

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

Klobuchar becomes the fifth US senator to announce her candidacy, and the fourth woman in the chamber.

"I love our staff. Look at this incredible event they put together [Sunday]", she said. "I don't come from money, but what I do have is this - I have grit".

She added, "But that sense of community is fracturing across our nation right now, 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.

While numerous high-profile Democrats already in the race are in the progressive lane - liberal Senator Elizabeth Warren formally declared her candidacy Saturday - Klobuchar has quietly gained attention in Washington as a centrist.

The field soon could expand to include prominent Democrats such as former Vice President Joe Biden of DE and Vermont Sen.

"While Democrats are clearly hoping for a "moderate" candidate, Klobuchar comes with serious flaws - the first being her lack of integrity when it comes to her word", Carnahan said in an emailed statement.

The woman stands from the Democrats.

Klobuchar is seeking to cap an elective career that began in 1998 when she was elected to the first of two terms as top prosecuting attorney for Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis, before being elected the first woman senator ever from the state in 2006. Others said the reports were sexist. In 2016, she had a 100 percent voting rating from the League of Conservation Voters and an 82 percent rating with the ACLU, and just a 63 percent rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a 4 percent rating from the American Conservative Union. Klobuchar had worked with then Sen. "I was truly trying to get to the bottom of the facts and the evidence".

The announcement came days after national media outlets published stories casting Klobuchar as a boss who was overly tough on staff members who shared their stories anonymously.

Klobuchar's team issued a lengthy statement saying she has been "proud" of her staff. She supports the "Green New Deal", a Democratic plan proposed this past week to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy.

However, her legislative record has drawn criticism from both the GOP and some fellow Democrats. She recently pushed for Senate investigations into whether Facebook broke the law when it resisted oversight on how Russians used its platform to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.

Klobuchar is expected to deliver a message of unity, vowing to fix a country she claims is fractured, according to excerpts of the senator's expected remarks given to ABC News. "Yes, I can push people, I know that". She knows the value of hard work.

"They deserve better than foreign policy by tweet", she said. And that's what we need.

"We want a leader more focused on getting things done for our towns and our cities across America", Judd said.

Klobuchar has cited her broad appeal across Minnesota as she has discussed a potential campaign. She asked several pointed questions about his drinking habits while in high school. It also chronicled challenges including her father's struggle with alcoholism, a topic she touched on during Kavanaugh's Senate hearing, and her parents' divorce. She called for universal health care, "comprehensive immigration reform" and closing tax loopholes that benefit the rich.

Among the other Midwestern lawmakers who could seek the nomination are Sen.

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