Klobuchar emphasized her background as a homegrown Minnesotan, the daughter of a journalist and union worker whose grandfather worked in the Iron Range mines, before sharing stories of hardworking people across the country.
HAPPENING NOW: Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is expected to announce her 2020 presidential bid
“With today’s announcement, Klobuchar has shown her true colors to the people of Minnesota as another out-of-touch Democrat looking to push the failed policies of her party onto the American people.”
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is running for president. A moderate with a bipartisan record, she is the 5th woman in Congress to announce her candidacy.
Environmental protections were one of many policy issues Klobuchar discussed at Boom Island.
Klobuchar won re-election last year with over 60 percent of the vote in a state that has voted Democratic at the presidential level in every election since 1976 but only narrowly went for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota announced at a rally in her home state on Sunday that she is running for president.
WATCH: Sen. Amy Klobuchar makes announcement on 2020 presidential bid from Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.
Strong suspicions that Senator Amy Klobuchar would run for president in 2020 were confirmed on a freezing Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis, just 11 miles from her hometown of Plymouth, Minnesota.
Klobuchar, 58, is the latest senator to join what is becoming a crowded 2020 Democratic primary field of candidates looking to unseat President Donald Trump.
In opening remarks that set the tone for the announcement, Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey praised Klobuchar’s ability to “get things done” and the mitten and snow pants-clad crowd erupted in cheers.
Klobuchar’s announcement had a “theme of ‘having it both ways,’” Jennifer Carnahan, chairwoman of the Minnesota Republican Party, said in a statement.
Asal Sayas, whom Klobuchar’s office referred to BuzzFeed and who was her director of scheduling for three years, told the publication, “Amy was one of the best bosses I’ve had.
Another important point on Amy Klobuchar: she gets it done - top 3 in passing legislation. Bear in mind whoever takes over in 2020 is inheriting a mess not only domestically, but also in restoring our place in the world. This is NOT a typical election.
It’s the unassuming tenacity of the midwest brand that Dr Paul Goren, a professor and chair of the political science department at the University of Minnesota, sees as setting Klobuchar apart from the growing Democratic pack for 2020.
Amy Klobuchar announcing her 2020 campaign outside in snowy, freezing weather was pretty badass. Compare that to our fake tough guy POTUS who wouldn’t get his hair wet to honor the military he claims to love.
Asked by NBC News after the event whether she is too tough on her staff, Klobuchar said she has high expectations for herself as well as her employees and thinks the country needs someone who can get things done.
Democrat Amy Klobuchar who has recently been accused of abusing her staff enters 2020 Presidential race. This should be fun.
Serena Pitala, 32, of Chisago City has supported Klobuchar in her Senate races because “she is a workhorse… somebody who’s going to get things done.”
Quietly passing the most Senate bills in 2016, Klobuchar gained fame beyond Minneapolis and Washington DC, for her role in the recent confirmation hearings of supreme court judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Amy Klobuchar launches 2020 presidential bid: As your president, I will look you in the eye, I will tell you what I think, I will focus on getting things done. Thats what Ive done my whole life. And no matter what, Ill lead from the heart. Via ABC
I am not afraid to join the vast majority of Americans -- including many gun owners -- to stand up to the gun lobby. Sen. Amy Klobuchar launches 2020 run for president.
Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar jumped into the crowded field of Democrats running for president in 2020, pledging to lead from the heart during a snowy announcement in Minneapolis.