Amy Klobuchar came from New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday night with a surprising third place and a burst of momentum for her campaign en route to Nevada and South Carolina.
She defied early expectations, most of which did not see her pass the first round of primary competitions, let alone beat Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren in one of them.
They only followed Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg in the first in the nation’s primary.
The Minnesota senator choked when she thanked her supporters during her primary night party.
“My heart is full tonight. Although there are still ballot papers left to count, we beat the odds with each step, “she said. “Thanks New Hampshire. We are on our way to Nevada because the best is yet to come. “
Amy Klobuchar came from New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday evening with a surprising third place
She thanked New Hampshire and said her heart was full
Her strong finish will bring a new level of attention to her campaign, which she acknowledged in her comments Tuesday night – along with promoting her ability to defeat President Donald Trump in November.
“Hello America. I am Amy Klobuchar and I will defeat Donald Trump, “she said after standing on stage, her husband and daughter by her side.
Klobuchar was almost at the bottom of the polls when she participated in the presidential competition in February 2019, which famously gave her kick-off speech in a snowstorm in Minnesota.
She praised her ability to emphasize with those who are struggling financially and appealed to those who were fed up with polarized politics, while running a shoe strand campaign through Iowa and New Hampshire.
She was approved by the New York Times – and the Iowa Quad City Times – but it wasn’t until her strong performance in the Friday night debate found its strength.
Klobuchar pointed out how experts counted her out.
“There were many people who predicted that I wouldn’t even get through that speech,” she said of her snow-covered beginnings.
“Then they predicted that we would not survive the summer. We did that, “she commented.
“And then they predicted that we would not save the debate and man, were we at the New Hampshire debate?” She added. “During the months and months and miles of this race, we have redefined the word grit.”
“Like everyone else even counted us a week ago – thank you experts – I came back and delivered it,” she said. ‘I never give up.’
Klobuchar conducted her campaign based on her moderate pragmatism in Minnesota and her folksy, fast with a quip image. She shot up for Biden and Warren after a strong debate on Friday, collected enough donations – $ 3 million from Monday – and support to push her to the next round of competitions.
But while moderates and independents – who can vote in the New Hampshire primary – have come to her, she has not captured the party’s progressive wing, which tends to dominate in primary competitions.
She acknowledged that Tuesday night.
“I can’t wait to build a movement and win with a movement of fired Democrats and independent and moderate Republicans,” Klobuchar told the crowd.
Amy Klobuchar greets supporters with her daughter Abigail Bessler and husband John
Amy Klobuchar started her presidential campaign during a snow storm last February
Klobuchar has campaigned for its ability to defeat Donald Trump
She asked supporters to stay with her and donate to her campaign.
“I don’t have that big bank account. I don’t have that big name of some of those people in the race and I am not a political newcomer without a political record. What I have is your back, “she said, asking for their support.
The New Hampshire crowd was set on fire.
While the crowd of Klobuchar supporters waited for her, they tried out various hymns and cheers: “Let’s go Amy”; “Every race, every place, every time, win big”; “All of us, all of us, all of us”; “She knows us”; “Who do we want? Amy? When do you want her? 2020 “; “Go Amy, Beat Trump”; and “Beat Trump, Vote Amy.”
Eventually they just shouted “Amy, Amy, Amy.”
An Amy Klobuchar supporter at her primary party on Tuesday evening
Tuesday started well before When Klobuchar emerged in one of the creepy traditions of the state: the midnight mood.
Residents of three small towns in the northern part of the state gather at their polling station at midnight to vote, making them the first official results in the state.
The Minnesota senator won two of the three midnight tallies: Hart’s location with six voices and Millsfield’s with two.
The closely followed Dixville Notch, which only has 12 inhabitants, went to billionaire Mike Bloomberg, who wasn’t even on the ticket.
Amy Klobuchar came forward in one of New Hampshire’s creepier traditions: the midnight mood
Amy Klobuchar waves to supporters when she steps out of her campaign bus on Tuesday during a stop at the Webster Elementary School polling station
New Hampshire has a partially open primary election, which means that those who are not registered with a political party can vote in both the Democratic and Republican primary elections. However, the state does not have a fully open primary because those registered with a party can only vote in the elections of that party.
And the Kloubuchar campaign saw its momentum and donations grow after its strong performance in Friday night’s debate.
The Minnesota senator sent voters out and hit the trusses on Monday after rising to third place in two polls in New Hampshire that followed that debate.
“I need your help,” Klobuchar told a meeting in Exeter, New Hampshire.
“We are about to do something really beautiful right now,” she said, her voice breaking with emotion, “but I can’t name everyone you know.” So I ask you to do that today. “
She appealed to a new dynamic appeared in New Hampshire in the 24 hours prior to her crucial primary: Klobuchar burst before Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren two polls – the same place where she would end Tuesday night.
Amy Klobuchar had put voters in line after rising to third place in two polls in New Hampshire
Klobuchar answers questions from the press after a campaign stop in New Hampshire
Klobuchar has carried out a campaign with bare boots, reflecting its earlier lower still status. Monday’s rally had no walk-on number and no introduction from celebrities – just a line of people out the door.
During the Senator event in Minnesota, voters stood outside the door to listen after the fire tower closed the town hall center because of capacity.
And she promised the crowd in the landing room that she would pass by, causing them to stomp on the floor – a sound echoing through the center of the town hall.
“Hello to the people in the landing room,” she said as the crowd thumped. ‘I love that. They find a way to express themselves. We hear your voice. Do not break the overflow space. ”
Amy Klobuchar comes from a strong performance in Friday’s debate
Klobuchar’s speech was full of singers, comebacks – when a person called and asked what she would do if President Donald Trump didn’t debate her, she replied that she would call him “chicken” – folk tales, policy positions, and cheerful anecdotes.
The audience responded with laughter and cheers.
“If this is what the elections are going to be, it will be really good,” she replied.
She did a full day of five campaign events to take advantage of her new momentum.
Klobuchar said she had raised $ 3 million dollars this weekend after her strong performance in the Democratic debate, where she attacked then-leader Pete Buttigieg for lack of experience.
During Friday’s debate, Buttigieg, who called himself the victor in Iowa in the aftermath of his caucus debacle, took the blows that came in front-runner status.
Biden and Klobuchar wondered if he was able to successfully face Trump and wondered if he had the experience to lead the nation.
Buttigieg, who served as mayor of South Bend, a city of 100,000, for two terms, said that the insider experience in Washington of some of his rivals was no longer needed, and it was time to “turn the page” on the old Washington politics.
“I freely admit that if you’re looking for the person with the most years of experience at the Washington office, you have your candidate, and of course it’s not me,” he said.
Klobuchar struck back and claimed that “it is easy to go after Washington, because that is a popular thing to do. It is much harder … to lead and much harder to take on those difficult positions’.
Then she buried herself in the fresh Buttigieg: “Because I think this goes after everything that people do because it’s popular to say and makes you look like a cool newcomer, I just don’t think that’s what people want right now . We have a newcomer to the White House, and see where it has brought us. I think some experience is good. ”