Sen. Amy Kolbuchar of Minnesota announced on Sunday that it would run for president in 2020, putting the pragmatic Midwesterner in the booming field of democratic candidates.
Klobuckar entered the race at a rally in the Butim Park in Minneapolis, where supporters sustained the fall of snow and temperatures only in teenagers on a gray winter day.
"Today, on an island in the middle of the mighty Mississippi, in the heart of our nation, at a time when we need to heal the heart of our democracy and renew our commitment to the common good, I stand before you as a grandson of iron ore mineral , as the daughter of a teacher and a journalist, as the first woman elected to the Senate of the United States from the State of Minnesota to declare the United States Presidential Appointment, "said Klobucar.
She said she ran for every worker, farmer, dreamer and builder.
"I'm running for every American," she said. ̵
The announcement made like snow overflowing with the hungry candidate and the hidden views of the Mississippi island strengthens the self-positioning of Klobuchar as Hardy Midwester, wont to push through obstacles.
Klobuckar struggled to present himself as a man who, with local and federal expertise, would have brought competence to the White House, opposed to the current environment of chaos and closures in Washington. This sense of community is breaking into our nation right now, weary of the petty and vicious nature of our politics, "she said. "We were tired of the closures and showdowns, the blackout and the marriage. Today, on this snowy day on this island, we say it is enough. Our nation must be governed not by chaos, but by chance. Not by swallowing what is wrong, but by inexorably marching to what is right. And we have to start with all of us. "
A 58-year-old Senator and a former Prosecutor, who is two, Klobuckar spent much of his career trying to be a bipartisan builder ready to go to both Fox. News and MSNBC.
At a time when the Democratic Party is considering whether to leave or leave a centrist appeal, she will probably try to become a little bit of both. It has deep roots from the Midwest and may point to election victories that illustrate the ability to win in liberal urban areas and conservative rural areas.
Klobucker in 2006 became the first woman from Minnesota, elected to the US Senate, and continued to win. as this area of the country became more republican. It is easily re-elected in 2012 and 2018 by conveying the conservative areas of the state Trump has earned in 2016.
Coming from a state that neighbors Iowa, she can decide to make meetings the center of her strategy. She has repeatedly visited Iowa, spoke on Democratic Evenings, and campaigned with candidates during the 2018 election.
"It's great to come back here," said Klobucar when speaking at the Iowa Farmers' Union in December. "As I said many times, I can see Iowa from the porch."
But it is relatively unverified when it comes to raising the money needed for a campaign, as well as attracting minorities and winning liberals. She did not go to Medicare-for-all, for example, or insisted on abolishing immigration and customs enforcement – two positions preferred by some on the left. She has voted with Trump's position almost a third of the time, which is much more frequent than other Democratic senators who run for president or think about the campaign, several Democrat Senate colleagues say. , including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Kamala D. Harris (California) and Cory Booker (NJ). Also refer to the Sens race. Sherrod Brown (Ohio) and 2016 Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
She can promote performance, with Medill News Service ranking her in 2016 as a Senator, sponsor or sponsored the most accounts that have become law. It introduced legislation on consumer protection and data confidentiality.
She also earned a reputation for being a tough boss. It has the third highest turnover rate in the Senate, with an annual turnover of 35%, according to data from 2001 to 2017, collected by LegiStorm, an independent research firm in Congress.
Klobuchar was born and raised in Minnesota. Her mother is a second grade teacher, and her father is an athlete and columnist at the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Her father is an alcoholic who is burdening the family she mentions in her 2015 memoirs. "The Senator Next Door: Memorial of Hartland. Klobuchar writes that he burns birthday candles or is waiting for him to come back home so that they can open gifts on Christmas morning. In her early teens years after going to a bar after a football match, her father drove her car into a ditch.
"I was scared," she writes. "He told me he was sorry, and he would never do it again." I remember he called out. "
She discusses her family's story when she questioned Supreme Court candidate Brett M. Cavawan in the court hearing before the Senate asking him if he had ever frozen alcohol.
I do not know. he said in a conversation that attracted wide attention and for which he later apologized.
The exchange was parody of "Saturday Night Live".
"OK [Rachel Dratch] to @ nbcsnl tonight," Klobuchar wrote on Twitter "You were so good that even made my daughter send me a message on Saturday night (first)."
Klobuchar is a Validator of his public high school, and then earns a diploma in Politics from Yale University while he spends his summer working as a construction worker, crashing into the ground for the Minnesota Highway Department. She received a law degree from the University of Chicago, and in 1998 she was elected to be the Attorney-at-Law of the Hennepin County, the most densely populated town in Minnesota.
Her husband, John Bessler, is Associate Professor at Baltimore University of Law. Their daughter, Abigail, worked as a counseling officer in New York.