Amy Klobuchar let voters out and hit the ridge on Monday after rising to third place in two polls in New Hampshire after her strong debate performance.
“I need your help,” Klobuchar told a meeting in Exeter, New Hampshire.
“We are about to do something really beautiful right now,” she said, “but I can’t call anyone 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 the crucial primary: Klobuchar burst before Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren two polls.
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
The Minnesota senator moved up in a Suffolk University / Boston Globe / WBZ and an Emerson survey – both also showed that Bernie Sanders strengthened his lead over Pete Buttigieg.
The surprising turn left Biden and Warren to defend their candidacy and shook up the Democratic presidential primary as it approached its final hours.
“The trail is South Carolina and goes to Nevada and goes to Super Tuesday, and goes to states where I’m going to do very well,” Biden told NBC News about his next steps.
Warren visited the bus of reporters who traveled with her to tell them: “I have been counted and counted out for much of my life. But Mitch McConnell was right. Yet she persisted. “
The polls also showed that a third of voters in New Hampshire remained undecided, making the last 24 hours in the state of crucial importance to candidates prior to Tuesday’s primary.
Nearly half of New Hampshire voters – 47 percent – are independent and often choose their candidates late in the process.
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. ”
Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren defended their candidacy and path ahead on Monday
Amy Klobuchar comes from a strong performance in Friday’s debate
Klobuchar’s speech was full of singers, comebacks – when a person shouted 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 of the league.
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 delved into the fresh Buttigieg: “Because I think this goes after every thing 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 took us. I think some experience is good. ”