Democratic members of the state’s congressional delegation will now have far more power, especially Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Klobuchar is one of the few DFLers popular in Greater Minnesota, where Republicans have come to dominate in recent elections.
The group, Kitchen Table Conversations, spent $3 million in support of Klobuchar.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar is pushing a bill that would have the federal government foot the cost of nationwide vote-by-mail.
COVID-19 has hit the families of Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. Then, on Monday morning, Gov. Tim Walz announced he was self-quarantining after a member of his security detail tested positive for the virus.
Klobuchar wrote that Bessler started to feel sick when Klobuchar was in Minnesota and he was still in Washington.
In all, it was a campaign that bet on Iowa, but lost.
Biden, with a minuscule state operation, benefited from the popularity of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who dropped out of the race the day before the primary and endorsed the former vice president.
Seven delegates might not seem like much, but they could matter.
“If you feel tired of the noise and the nonsense in our politics, and if you are tired of the extremes, you have a home with me,” Klobuchar said, adding: “And I think you know you have a home with Joe Biden.”
Klobuchar plans to fly to Dallas tonight to endorse Joe Biden.
Klobuchar’s presidential campaign hired a firm to hire contract canvassers to work in Minnesota.
“As usual, we have exceeded expectations,” Klobuchar told a crowd of supporters.
The spending has focused on Nevada, which holds its caucus on Saturday, and South Carolina, with a primary the following week.
A week out from the Nevada Caucus, a group called Kitchen Table Conversations filed with the Federal Election Commision on Friday, with the stated goal of assisting Klobuchar in maintaining momentum after a third place finish in New Hampshire.
Klobuchar’s vote total put her ahead of such prominent rivals as Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden.
“We know there’s delays, but we know one thing: We’re punching above our weight,” Minnesota’s senior senator told supporters gathered at the Des Moines Marriott.
In South Carolina, where black voters are a much bigger constituency than either Iowa or New Hampshire, Klobuchar is polling at 0 percent.
Klobuchar admitted that the impeachment trial in the Senate will be a challenge for her presidential efforts. “What I’m going to do is just keep going whenever I can back to the early states,” she said. “I don’t need a lot of sleep, which is good.”
From Iran to fracking to “electability,” how Klobuchar attempted to set herself apart from the field.