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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Running for President

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Updated: February 10, 2019 10:32 PM

Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced that she will be running for president in the 2020 presidential election Sunday.

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The Democratic senator made the announcement during an appearance at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis. 

In a statement issued Sunday morning, Klobuchar said:

I’m asking you to join us on this campaign. It’s a homegrown one. I don’t have a political machine. I don’t come from money. But what I do have is this: I have grit. I have family. I have friends. I have neighbors. I have all of you who are willing to come out in the middle of the winter, all of you who took the time to watch us today, all of you who are willing to stand up and say people matter.

Klobuchar has long been regarded as one of the U.S. Senate's most popular and effective members. She's also seen as a rising star in the Democratic National Party.

Before she was a senator, she was the Hennepin County Attorney for eight years. Prosecutors build up considerable skills that could be useful in politics.

Klobuchar has consistently visited the Northland to talk about various issues. From firefighters to fighter jets, to breweries and burn pit veterans, she has pledged support for her constituents and business community.

She often reminds people her grandfather worked in the underground mines in Ely. Tradition is important to her, serving potica at her office in D.C.

She would join Democrats who have already announced their 2020 bids, including California Sen. Kamala Harris, New Jersey Sen.Cory Booker, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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