U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar Announces Her Candidacy in a Snowstorm           ... 1 of 7 >
"Let’s stop seeing those obstacles as obstacles on our path. Did we view the snow as an obstacle? No we did not. Let’s see those obstacles as our path."

Feb. 10, 2019 - Emphasizing her roots in Middle America, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced her candidacy in the middle of a snow storm at Boom Island Park on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, MN." Klobuchar termed her campaign "a homegrown one" stating, "I don’t have a political machine. I don’t come from money. But what I do have is this: I have grit." After introductory remarks from several mayors, fellow Sen. Tina Smith, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Gov. Tim Walz, Klobuchar spoke for a bit more than 23 minutes as snow continued to fall. She touched on themes ranging from democracy, climate change and the digital revolution to health care, criminal justice reform, and common sense gun legislation. Klobuchar stated, "The obstacles that they’re throwing at us with big money and limits on voting, they’re obstacles but they’re also our path. They are how, as Paul Wellstone would tell us, they are how we organize." "Our nation, our nation must be governed not from chaos but from opportunity. Not by wallowing over what’s wrong, but by marching inexorably toward what’s right. And it has to start with all of us," Klobuchar declared. [transcript] Klobucher joins eight other nationally known candidates and two exploratory candidates who have announced for the Democratic nomination. These include four of her Senate colleagues—Harris (CA), Booker (NJ) and Warren (MA) as well as Gillibrand (NY), one of the exploratory candidates.  More candidates are expected to enter the race in the coming weeks and months. 
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