Trump Mocks Global Warming As Klobuchar Announces 2020 Bid in Snow

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Trump Mocks Global Warming As Klobuchar Announces 2020 Bid in Snow

"We worked across the aisle to get the federal funding and we rebuilt that I-35W bridge - in just over a year", Klobuchar said in her speech with the Interstate 35 bridge over the Mississippi River as her backdrop.

Ms. Klobuchar has focussed her efforts on issues like antitrust oversight, agriculture and voter security.

"We are all exhausted of the shutdowns and the putdowns, the gridlock and the grandstanding", Klobuchar said.

Klobuchar, who easily won a third-term previous year, has pointed to her broad appeal across Minnesota as she has discussed a 2020 run.

In her announcement, Klobuchar claimed communities are "worn down by the petty and vicious nature of our politics". She has many staff who have been with her for years - including her Chief of Staff and her State Director, who have worked for her for 5 and 7 years respectively, as well as her political advisor Justin Buoen, who has worked for her for 14 years - and many who have gone on to do fantastic things, from working in the Obama Administration (over 20 of them) to running for office to even serving as the Agriculture Commissioner for Minnesota.

"Our laws need to be as sophisticated as the people who are breaking them", she said.

Multiple former staffers told the Huffington Post Wednesday that at least three people have turned down the chance to run her campaign because of the stories about her. Klobuchar had worked with then Sen.

In her speech, Klobuchar, 58, thanked Greater Minnesota and mentioned her Northland ties. She supported the Green New Deal, a Democratic plan proposed this past week to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy.

While that message is consistent across the growing roster of Democratic presidential candidates, Klobuchar stands out as a well-known Midwestern candidate in a state that has traditionally voted blue, but also has seen a decline in Democratic support over the last three presidential elections.

But her legislative record has drawn criticism from both the GOP and some fellow Democrats. Some progressives said she'd lacked the kind of fire and bold ideas needed to bring significant change and excite voters. In recent days, however, some media outlets have reported on complaints from former staff members of angry outbursts and high staff turnover, a contrast to her publicly low-key and good-humored image entirely in keeping with "Minnesota Nice". "I know that", she told reporters after the event.

Klobuchar, a lawyer and the former prosecutor in Minnesota's largest county, raised her national profile during a Senate Judiciary Committee last fall for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman when they were both in high school.

Klobuchar has always been regarded as one of the U.S. Senate's most popular and effective members.

Unruffled, Klobuchar continued as Kavanaugh asked again. 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' set to join the 2020 presidential race on Sunday, becoming the most prominent Midwestern candidate.

Sen. Sherrod Brown of OH has been visiting early-voting states and is rumored to be considering a run and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, established an exploratory committee last month.

An aggressive push in Iowa and a win there in 2008 helped catapult Barack Obama from underdog status to the Democratic nomination and eventual victory in that year's presidential election.

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