2020 field now in­cludes Min­nesota Sen. Klobuchar

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - NATION/WORLD -

Min­nesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sun­day joined the grow­ing group of Democrats jostling to be pres­i­dent and po­si­tioned her­self as the most prom­i­nent Mid­west­ern can­di­date in the field, as her party tries to win back vot­ers in a re­gion that helped put Don­ald Trump in the White House.

“For ev­ery Amer­i­can, I’m run­ning for you,” she told an ex­u­ber­ant crowd gath­ered on a freez­ing, snowy after­noon at a park along the Mis­sis­sippi River with the Minneapolis sky­line in the back­ground.

“And I promise you this: As your pres­i­dent, I will look you in the eye. I will tell you what I think. I will fo­cus on get­ting things done. That’s what I’ve done my whole life. And no mat­ter what, I’ll lead from the heart,” the three-term se­na­tor said.

Klobuchar, who has prided her­self for achiev­ing re­sults through bi­par­ti­san co­op­er­a­tion, did not ut­ter Trump’s name dur­ing her kick­off speech. But she did be­moan the con­duct of “for­eign pol­icy by tweet” and said Amer­i­cans must “stop the fear-mon­ger­ing and stop the hate . ... We all live in the same coun­try of shared dreams.” And she said that on first day as pres­i­dent, she would have the U.S. re­join an in­ter­na­tional cli­mate agree­ment that Trump has with­drawn from.

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