Democratic Presidential Hopeful Klobuchar Touts Midwest Ties to Michigan

Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) says she knows the needs of working class voters in the Midwest because her family is among them. Democrats believe they must win back Midwest states that voted for Trump to retake the White House.

The path to the White House continues to run through Michigan and other Midwestern states that President Trump won in 2016.

Several Democratic presidential candidates have been in Metro Detroit in recent days.

That includes Minnesota’s U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who launched her campaign while standing in a snowstorm.

It was a sign, she said, of the grit and determination she would show in pursuit of the White House.

Klobuchar is proposing massive programs to fix the nation’s infrastructure and improve substance abuse and mental health treatment.

Klobuchar tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter there are realistic ways to pay for those programs.


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  • Quinn Klinefelter
    Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.