The relatively high spending from Klobuchar’s campaign comes as she still needs to reach 3 percent support in three more qualifying polls before Nov. 13 in order to qualify for the next debate.
The event was the first LGBTQ-focused candidate forum since 2007, and the first to be hosted in the Midwest.
As in prior debates, Klobuchar mostly refrained from calling out other candidates by name.
MinnPost spoke to some of Klobuchar’s Golden State supporters.
More than the other Senate Democrats running for president — and much of the rest of her caucus — Klobuchar has voted with Republicans to confirm many of President Donald Trump’s judicial appointments.
Frequent interruptions by the debate moderators defined this debate.
Minnesota donors have given over $12 million to various 2020 presidential campaigns.
Jay Inslee is the second Democratic presidential candidate to take a stance on Enbridge’s Line 3, a $2.6 billion project that would travel 337 miles across Minnesota.
Klobuchar’s fundraising total puts her in the middle of the pack. But to get there, she’s been more reliant on her home state than some other candidates.
With 100,000 unique donors so far, Klobuchar needs just 30,000 more (and one poll result) to participate in the debate in December.
Without naming him, at most, it seemed like Klobuchar disagreed most with Sanders. But fate (or more likely randomized selection) did not place him on the debate stage.
Minnesota’s senior senator has long been a champion of the iron industry. Her position on copper-nickel mining, however, remains something of a mystery — to those on both sides of the issue.
If you believe that the Democrats need a relatively moderate liberal to compete for middle-of-the-road voters, Klobuchar would definitely qualify.
Part of Klobuchar’s case to win the Democratic nomination for president is her ability to appeal to Trump voters. How strong is that ability?
“I stand before you as the granddaughter of an iron ore miner, the daughter of a teacher and a newspaperman, the first woman elected to the United States Senate from the State of Minnesota, to announce my candidacy for President of the United States,” Klobuchar said in announcing her candidacy Sunday.
From prosecutor to presidential candidate.
What you should know about Klobuchar’s politics and finances as the senator announces her presidential run.
Across the spectrum, Klobuchar holds positions that until recently were considered the definition of liberalism, and even on the left edge of that definition.
Some in the media, who had already been buzzing about Klobuchar as a dark horse candidate, went all-in after her decisive win on Election Day.
The debates themselves would be familiar to anyone who has seen the candidates before — with one exception: the verbal free-for-all between Minnesota attorney general candidates Doug Wardlow and Keith Ellison.