MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar plans to make an important announcement regarding a run for the White House on Sunday.

In a new video on Twitter, she reiterated the announcement will be at 1:30 p.m. on Boom Island along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. You need a ticket to the event, but they are free. She’s promising hot cocoa, cookies, warming houses and live entertainment.

If Sen. Klobuchar does enter the race for president, she will be one of nine prominent Democrats seeking the party’s nomination in 2020. She’s popular in her home state — but will that translate to the rest of the country?

Her first big test would be in Iowa caucuses, where she would have to come in first or second place. If she wins there, then it’s on to New Hampshire primary.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings (credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

She would be joining a large pool of Democratic candidates who have already formed exploratory committees: Sen. Cory Booker, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Kamala Harris, former Rep. John Delaney, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and South Bend Major Pete Buttigieg.

President Donald Trump is still the odds-on favorite in 2020, but Klobuchar would offer something none of the other Democratic candidates so far can: A centrist and moderate stance. Klobuchar rejects the left part of the party, and could appeal more to the broad middle and independent voters.

Klobuchar is not the angry candidate who is going to go after Trump like Trump goes after others — and that may be very appealing to many Americans.

Pat Kessler

Comments (6)
  1. Virgil Anders says:

    But will she be able to put together a permanent effective campaign staff, given her treatment of subordinates as a Senator. Three effective people have declined joining her organization because of this history.

  2. Robert Winn says:

    A candidate who is not angry the way Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were has no chance of mobilizing Democrats. Democrats were always a militant group. Even the peace protesters of the 60’s were militants. Without the anger, Democrats are left murmuring about how angry they are. Michael Moore is right. The leader of the Democratic Party is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and she is too young to run for President. Democrats are going to nominate a socialist-lite candidate and lose the election of 2020.

  3. she must need the money as she can’t really think she will carry MN

  4. she is not a moderate she is the same kind of liberal perty much everybody else with a d behind there name is anti-life anti-family anti Trump etc.

  5. Virgil Anders says:

    The more I study up on her, the more she has the potential to be a liberal version of Trump – her behind the scenes attitude and actions concern me as an independent voter.