Democratic Presidential Field Widens With Klobuchar Bid
With Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s announcement yesterday that she’ll seek her party’s nomination for president, the pool of official Democratic contenders for 2020 now includes five senators. Competing with candidates from both coasts, Klobuchar — who spoke under heavy snowfall in her home state of Minnesota — is casting herself as a salt-of-the-earth Midwesterner “running for every American.”
What’s special about the mix of contenders? With five female lawmakers so far vying for the Democratic nomination, more women than ever are running for the U.S. presidency.
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