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By Ian Sloan and Kayla LaRosa 02/10/2019

The blustery snowfall seemed to energize Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar this afternoon when she stood by the Mississippi River to announce that she is running for president.  She indicated that she is an underdog but it is an obstacle she will overcome.
 
“I don’t have a political machine. I don’t come from money. But what I do have is this…. I have grit,” Klobuchar said to her supporters. “I have family. I have friends. I have neighbors. I have all of you who are willing to come out in the middle of the winter, all of you who took the time to watch us today, all of you who are willing to stand up and say people matter.”
 
The former prosecutor promised that she will lead from the heart by pushing for immigration reform, criminal justice reform, universal healthcare, and tougher action on climate change.

The Democrat used the latest government shutdown to highlight the partisan split between the two major parties. She said that although these divisions have made government inactive, she will not stop because of these obstacles.

“Our nation must be governed not from chaos, but from opportunity,” Klobuchar said.

 
She called to take dark money out of politics and to have young adults automatically registered to vote when they turn 18. Senator Klobuchar also addressed nationwide accessibility to the internet, making the country to have total internet coverage by 2021.

The three-term Klobuchar is the first woman to be elected to the Senate from Minnesota. She won each of her elections by over 20 points.