The fifth winner of the Iowa caucus’ presidential primary elections, Amy Klobuchar appears to be very optimistic as the Minnesota senator has started to attract a large number of people in the final days of the primary.
The American lawyer and politician, who previously served as the Hennepin County Attorney, is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL). She announced her presidential candidacy in February last year. Throughout her term as an attorney, Amy Klobuchar was responsible for all criminal prosecution in Minnesota’s most populous county.
Klobuchar became the first elected female senator of Minnesota in 2006, after which she was re-elected in 2012 and 2018. With her popularity as a “rising star” in the Democratic Party, her supporters are pretty much confident in her win, despite her not so good performance in Iowa caucus.
As of now, Klobuchar believes that her campaign is finishing strong in New Hampshire, since she has drawn big crowds in the state over the past few days following a well-reviewed debate performance. The fact that her announced to raise $1 million during Friday’s debate and $3 million over the weekend, signaled new interest in her candidacy.
The latest polls of New Hampshire found Amy Klobuchar on third place behind the leading Democratic hopefuls, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, who were the consecutive winners getting the first and second positions in the Iowa caucus voting results with minimum difference. As their rivals try to topple them, both the Democratic hopefuls are trying to make the New Hampshire primary a two-person race.
Meanwhile, Klobuchar seems to have gathered much of the following after her closing statement in the eighth Democratic debate in New Hampshire on Friday night. “I do not have to biggest name up on this stage, I don’t have the biggest bank account. I’m not a political newcomer with no record, but I have a record of fighting for people. I’m asking you to believe that someone who totally believes in America can win this, because if you are tired of the extremes in our politics and the noise and the nonsense, you have a home with me.”
Klobuchar’s reminder about common humanity through her ending speech did not guarantee of her surge in the Granite State or elsewhere. The tracking polls, however released the truth about her momentum, making her a valuable Democratic opponent. “Understanding that we are all, at root, far more alike than we are dissimilar and that caring for one another — at a basic human level — is something that transcends our political parties. Or should at least,” Klobuchar continued.
Amy Klobuchar’s name under top three positions saved her the scrutiny of Iowa caucus results that dominated the headlines. On a gathering on Monday, Amy Klobuchar said, “A lot of people did not think I was going to make it through this summer, or make it to that debate stage, but I made it to that debate stage. And since that debate, our campaign has been surging.”
With increased following comes huge pressure, a slightly poor performance will bring Amy Klobuchar to end her presidential campaign. As many of the voters appreciated her unifying message and temperament, Klobuchar will be needing additional support and resources to fund her campaigning, while minimizing the gaps with the leading candidates. Meanwhile, another female Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren is seeking to be at par with the Minnesota senator.