Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar is a United States senator representing Minnesota. She is currently running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Early life

Klobuchar was born in Minnesota. According to the Washington Post, her father was a journalist and her mother was an elementary school teacher.

She started off her career as a lawyer. She served as the Hennepin County Attorney in Minnesota for eight years. Here she created initiatives for safer schools, the fair treatment of communities, and criminal justice reform. Then, she ran for a Senate seat in 2006.

Political experience

According to her website, she became the first woman to be elected as a U.S. senator from Minnesota.

As Senator, Klobuchar says she has led the movement to allow for cheaper medications for seniors to be negotiated by Medicare.

According to her website, Klobuchar is also an advocate for rural America as she passed farm bills to help strengthen the economy. However, a major goal for her was to bring more transparency between the government and its citizens through legislation.

According to, she did this by creating The Register America to Vote Act, which would automatically register people to vote once they turn 18.

Current campaign

In her presidential campaign, she is running on similar platforms and program proposals.

According to her website, Klobuchar is a strong believer in the need to address climate change. She is a co-sponsor of a Green New Deal and signed the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge. This means she will not accept donations over $200 from fossil fuel companies.

Klobuchar wants to invest in good childcare, re-do America’s housing policy, raise minimum wage, support small businesses and more.

She has secured seven delegates so far, putting her in fourth place for the presidential nomination.

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