Sen. Amy Klobuchar Sparks 2020 Buzz With a ‘Big Announcement’

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) could be getting ready to become the fourth female senator to enter the 2020 race on Sunday.

On Tuesday night, Klobuchar announced after the State of the Union address that she would be making a big announcement this weekend in her home state of Minnesota. Klobuchar urged possible attendees to the event to dress warmly.

And on Wednesday, Klobuchar followed that up with a short video. In the clip, a smiling Klobuchar told viewers that she’s “got a little announcement to make.”

Watch the video below:

Klobuchar has arguably the lowest profile of the women who have announced their intentions to run, which also include Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris. But she would be the only woman from a heartland state or even a state that’s not deep blue — Warren is from Massachusetts, Harris is from California, and Gillibrand is from New York.

The Minnesota senator earned a sound bite that gained her national attention during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings in a testy exchange. When Klobuchar asked the now-Supreme Court justice if he ever drank excessively, Kavanaugh decided that, rather than answer the question, he would try to turn it back on the senator.

After a tense few seconds, Klobuchar smiled at the embattled nominee and quipped, “I have no drinking problem, judge.”

Watch the video below:

The exchange went viral and even spawned this parody on “Saturday Night Live”:

Even before Klobuchar made her soft announcement on Tuesday night, there were signs that she was planning a 2020 run. Earlier in the day, Politico reported that Klobuchar would be visiting Iowa — the first state to vote in the primary elections — in February to headline a dinner.

During the midterms, Klobuchar visited Iowa to campaign for candidates, and one poll shows her surging in the Hawkeye State. In that poll, released in mid-December, Klobuchar tracks above any of the other candidates who have put their names in the 2020 race.

What do you think?

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Rightisright
Member

Why does she have the highest turn over of staff people?

KhyberRifle
Member

No mention of platform fundaments? No problem – the highest and best use of a vote for Amy, Poca, Kamala, Cory, or any of the approaching troupe of democratic party Orcs is a vote against Trump.

Screwtape
Member

Amy who? I wonder who will be next to announce?

Rightisright
Member

Add her to the losers list.

James
Member

Looks like she’s a bit under 70; so, maybe her “little announcement” is that she’s pregnant.

RNC Chair Wants Warren Disciplined for ‘Decades of Untruthfulness’ Amid Revived Ancestry Controversy

Cherokee Citizen Calls on Warren to ‘Make a Public Apology’ After Old Documents Prove She Used Their Heritage