Amy Klobuchar 2020 presidential campaign

The Amy Klobuchar 2020 presidential campaign was announced on February 10, 2019. Before her announcement, Amy Klobuchar, who represents Minnesota in the United States Senate, had already been widely seen to be in the process of preparing to run for President of the United States.

Amy Klobuchar 2020 presidential campaign
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CandidateAmy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator from Minnesota (2007–present)
County Attorney of Hennepin County, Minnesota (1999–2007)
AffiliationDemocratic Party
StatusAnnounced: February 10, 2019
Suspended: March 2, 2020
HeadquartersMinneapolis, Minnesota
Official website
Klobuchar announcing her campaign

Klobuchar was described by The New York Times in 2008 and The New Yorker in 2016 as one of the women most likely to become the first female President of the United States.[1][2]

On February 5, 2019, Klobuchar announced she would make a "major announcement" on February 10 about a presidential bid.[3] Klobuchar held a campaign announcement rally in at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis on February 10.[4]

Klobuchar's allegedly harsh treatment of her Senate staff received some coverage before her announcement.[5][6]

Klobuchar ended her campaign on March 2, 2020 a day before Super Tuesday due to low polling numbers and loosing the first four contests.[7]


  1. Zernike, Kate (May 18, 2008). "She Just Might Be President Someday". New York Times. Archived from the original on April 6, 2017.
  2. "Thirteen Women Who Should Think About Running for President in 2020". The New Yorker. December 12, 2016. Archived from the original on February 24, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  3. "Sen. Amy Klobuchar to make major announcement at Boom Island Park on Sunday". Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  4. Montoya, Camilo (February 10, 2019). "Amy Klobuchar 2020: Democratic senator holds rally to kick off presidential campaign in Minneapolis, Minnesota — live stream, live updates". CBS News. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  5. "Sen. Amy Klobuchar's abuse of staff scared off candidates to manage her presidential bid," The Huffington Post, Feb. 6, 2019
  6. "Staffers, Documents Show Amy Klobuchar’s Wrath Toward Her Aides," BuzzFeed, Feb. 8, 2019
  7. "Amy Klobuchar Drops Out of Presidential Race and Plans to Endorse Biden". The New York Times. March 2, 2020.